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DNR offers workshop on dealing with algae in storm water ponds

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A state task force is scheduled to hold a workshop on dealing with blooms of algae in storm water ponds.

The session is slated for Friday at the Department of Natural Resources Marine Research Institute on James Island. A panel of experts will discuss such things as algal blooms, their potential effects on people's health and the best methods for managing storm water ponds.

The blooms are caused by a rapid increase in algae that can discolor water and can result in less dissolved oxygen, affecting fish and marine life.

The task force is comprised of representatives from nine state and federal agencies and academic institutions. It was organized 16 years ago to plan and coordinate activities in the event of algal blooms in South Carolina's waterways.

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