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Image: Harmful Algal Blooms

Harmful Algal Blooms

You may notice a green, red or brown film on your favorite boating or swimming area in the summer. This coloring could mean that the water is affected by harmful algal blooms. Harmful algal blooms are an accumulation of tiny organisms known as algae and can release harmful toxins into the environment. Pictured here is a beach on Mozingo Lake in Missouri covered in algal

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Image: Harmful Algal Blooms

Harmful Algal Blooms

You may notice a green, red or brown film on your favorite boating or swimming area in the summer. This coloring could mean that the water is affected by harmful algal blooms. Harmful algal blooms are an accumulation of tiny organisms known as algae and can release harmful toxins into the environment. Pictured here is Rock Creek Lake in Iowa covered in algal blooms.

Image: Red and Bonita Mine

Red and Bonita Mine

Red and Bonita Mine located approximately .4 miles from the Gold King Mine.

Image: Red and Bonita Mine

Red and Bonita Mine

Red and Bonita Mine located approximately .4 miles from the Gold King Mine.

Image: Natural Iron-rich Acidic Spring Flowing into Cement Creek

Natural Iron-rich Acidic Spring Flowing into Cement Creek

Photograph showing natural iron-rich acidic spring flowing into Cement Creek near Silverton, Colorado.  Similar natural springs contribute water to Cement Creek and other tributaries of the upper Animas River.