State warns of algal blooms detected in area waters

August 7, 2014 7:37 PM

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State officials are urging the public to avoid contact with potentially harmful algal blooms that have been detected or reported in waters in southeastern North Carolina.

A notice from the N.C. Division of Water Resources states the algal blooms have appeared in recent weeks due to hot weather. The division is working with state public health officials, staff from UNC-Wilmington, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to investigate algal blooms repo...

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