Bureau of Water
To protect and preserve State water resources for drinking, swimming, fishing and other uses to benefit present and future South Carolinians.
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Harmful Algal Blooms
Algae and cyanobacteria are tiny plant-like organisms that, under the right conditions, can overgrow in rivers, lakes, and oceans. This rapid growth is called an algal bloom and can be associated with foam, scum, or thick layers of algae on the surface of water. Algal blooms can look and smell bad and may cause the water to appear green, red, brown, or blue in color; however, algal blooms can't always be seen.
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