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The OC Smells

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The stench of rotting vegetation is floating through Mission Viejo, reports the OC Register. You can stop with the sideways glances--low temps and strong winds last week created conditions for a nasty-smelling algae bloom in the Upper Oso Reservoir. The paper wants to map the spread of the smell, and one commenter has made lemonade out of stinky algae: "They should send the Real Housewives of Orange County to do a show from that reservoir." [Image of an algal bloom via Wikimedia] [OC Register]