California Developing Warning System for Water Quality at Beaches

July 10, 2015 12:51 PM
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The drought in California is having an unintended effect on its beaches. Less rain means less runoff from cities and that means cleaner ocean water for beach goers. But some California beaches remain polluted, including some tourist hot spots. Scientists at an environmental organization called "Heal the Bay," along with Stanford University and UCLA are now developing a much faster way to determine water quality at beaches by using computers. Elizabeth Lee has details for VOA from Los Angeles.