What runoff pollution is doing to Lake Erie
In an earlier compilation posted today of threats to the Great Lakes watershed, I overlooked Lake Erie and a massive algae bloom there which could harm drinking water supplies for the second year in a row:
An arm of the hazardous algal bloom in the west-central basin of Lake Erie is expected to drift southeastward by Wednesday, according to forecasts by NOAA's GLERL.
Note also that similar circumstances have created a big dead zone in Green Bay, with no DNR solution in sight.
Last year at this time I flew over Lake Erie on my way east. You could see the green algal bloom and trace it back to the rivers. These was no question that runoff was the cause as there had just been rain.
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