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Toxin Levels Spike, Prompting Drinking Water Emergency in Northern California

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Cyanotoxins in the state’s second-largest freshwater lake soared this month amid a hot, dry summer.

‘Eyes in the Sky’ Help Police California Water Use

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Satellite data is one monitoring tool regulators turn to in this very dry year.

As a Hot, Dry Summer Begins in California, More Water Wells Are Failing

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Government agencies and nonprofit groups are preparing for difficult months ahead.

Some Rural California Residents Doubt They’ll Ever Get Clean Water

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Some rural California communities have waited nearly a decade for state regulators to repair their tainted drinking-water systems.

Toxic Cyanobacteria Choke Water Systems Around California’s Clear Lake

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Toxic blooms are a public health risk and increase water treatment costs.

Harmful Algal Blooms in Clear Lake, California

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A monitoring program tracks toxic cyanobacteria and influences change