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Colorado Springs seeks new solutions to toxic blue-green algae
9/12/2019
Credit:
LIZ HENDERSON Special from The Gazette
After three bodies of water in El Paso County including two in Colorado Springs tested positive for toxic blue-green algae this summer, city officials say they're looking for a new solution.

Warmer temperatures and higher nutrient levels in the water have led to more blue-green algae blooms, which are harmful to humans and potentially deadly to pets, said Erik Rodriguez a Health, Safety and Environmental specialist with the city. The daily temperature record in Colorado Springs has been broken five times this year.

While the city struggles to find a fix, other Colorado towns have implemented environmentally-friendly machinery that helps aerate the water. Better circulation gives algae less chance to accumulate.


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https://gazette.com/cheyenneedition/colorado-springs-seeks-new-solutions-to-toxic-blue-green-algae/article_62d845c6-d27d-11e9-ad54-bf0f9931c6a7.html