- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Health and Water officials in Northern California will be closely watching the Russian River to make sure toxic algae doesn’t return to the popular summer spot.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/28T3peR ) that officials hope the wet winter and cooler water temperature will eliminate concerns about blue-green algae, but in case that isn’t enough Sonoma County officials have developed plans to monitor the water and guidelines for how to treat it should an algae outbreak occur.

Last year two dogs died after swimming in North Coast streams as a result of the toxic algae, and warnings about the water were posted at a number of river beaches.

This year, officials will continuously track water temperature, oxygen levels, pH, river flows and other data so that scientists know when conditions are favorable to blue-green algae blooms.

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Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, https://www.pressdemocrat.com

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