Hear It Straight From Our Scientists on Algae

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The spillway is expected to close mid-July. Experts believe its closure will prompt the algae bloom to quickly dissipate. "Once they close the structure, conditions will start to change pretty quickly," John Lopez told CBS New Orleans affiliate WWL-TV. Lopez works for the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, a conservation organization that monitors water conditions throughout the Gulf Coast region.

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