Drought's upside? Better water quality at beaches, report says

May 22, 2014 5:56 PM

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There’s at least one upside to the drought: Record-low rainfall has resulted in cleaner water up and down the California coast, a new report says.

Ninety-five percent of California beaches earned A or B grades for water quality during the summer of 2013, a 2% improvement over the previous year, according to the annual Beach Report Card released Thursday by Heal the Bay, an environmental group.

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