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Chris Lehman / KLCC

Last year, Oregon’s capital city was so unprepared for a drinking water emergency that the tanker trucks that were supposed to bring in fresh water were rusted through. Now, the city says the water situation is under control. But the upgrades come with a hefty price tag.

As part of our UO Wayne Morse Center For Law and Politics Series on Oregon’s Natural Resources and Resilience we look at how cities like Salem are trying to make their drinking water more resilient. KLCC’s Chris Lehman reports:

Joe Eilers

Another recreational water use advisory has been issued by the Oregon Health Authority, this time for Odell Lake in Klamath County. This is the fourth notice since the start of summer about algal blooms in Oregon water.

OSU Report Says Algae Blooms Are Poorly Monitored In U.S.

Aug 18, 2015
Joe Eilers

Blooms of toxic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, is increasingly creating a global health threat and poorly monitored in the U.S. That's according to a report released by scientists at Oregon State University and the University of North Carolina.