A new algae bloom has hit Lake Tai, China’s third-largest lake, AP reported. The presence of the 27-meter-wide algae bloom was reported on the website of the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Lake Tai supplies water to 30 million people, and last May, a similar algae bloom caused a disruption in tap water supplies to 2 million people in nearby Wuxi city. The official at the China Research Academy of Environmental Sciences who reported the algae bloom on the ministry website said rising temperatures could facilitate the growth of a large algae bloom this summer. The official also said water quality in the lake is level five, the worst quality. Water of that quality is only fit for agricultural use. In October, it was announced that US$14.4 billion will be spent over five years to clean up the lake.