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Low water levels allow toxic algae blooms to grow
The California drought has severely affected Lake Elsinore. As the water level falls, temperatures rise dangerously, enabling algae to grow at a rapid pace. The toxic byproducts of these algae can kill off a local fish population and also make humans sick.
Solution: Mandate a minimum water level
Moving forward, experts suggest banning any water draws beyond a minimum accepted water level. Once a lake is drawn down past a certain level, the only thing to do is wait for more rain – which is undependable in Southern California.