PHOTOS Raging blue algae seen in Hefei

PHOTOS

Raging blue algae seen in Hefei

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08:07, August 07, 2018

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Maintenance workers steer a boat in efforts to clean up the blue-green algae in Hefei, capital city of Anhui Province on August 5, 2018. The recent high temperatures caused the rapid algae bloom at Chaohu Lake. The algal area is roughly 121 square kilometers, taking up almost 16 percent of the lake. (Photos: VCG)

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According to the inspector, the blue-green algae first appeared on July 28, 2018, and occupied almost 10 percent.

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Hefei government officials issued an alert on the rapidly growing algae. 

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The project coordinator said that all related departments are working non-stop to collect the algae, averaging 20,000 tons of salvaged algae per day. 

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The recent high temperatures caused the rapid algae bloom at Chaohu Lake. The algal area is roughly 121 square kilometers, taking up almost 16 percent of the lake. 

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