Algae Blooms

In 2015 Ohio, Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario pledged to seek a 40 percent reduction in phosphorous runoff into Lake Erie within a decade.

Ohio Public Radio

Help is now available for farmers who need a hand cutting down on nutrients that run off of their land and into Lake Erie, which can create harmful algae. 

Business, government and environmental activists are asking authorities to take more steps to protect the health of Lake Erie. Jim Letizia reports.  

A new Illinois State University report says temperatures in the world's lakes are rising more than in the oceans or the atmosphere - which could worsen problems such as algae blooms and oxygen-deprived dead zones.

Scientists say an algae bloom that spread across Lake Erie this past summer was the largest on record and produced a thick scum about the size of New York City.

The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department says toxic algae blooms have been found in the ponds at Krumm and Schiller Parks.

Columbus Public Utilities officials say water tests detected three different algae toxins at the Dublin Road water treatment plant.

Wind patterns are helping spread toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie.

Columbus city officials say treatments for algae blooms in the Scioto River have caused foul-smelling drinking water in the Hilliard area.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers say Lake Erie could see one of the most severe outbreaks of toxic algae blooms this summer.

Some residents on Columbus' north side are complaining about foul smelling and tasting tap water.

Newark Advocate

The central Ohio lake where a faulty dam and lowered water levels are already biting into the summer economy now has another problem: algae blooms. 

The Ohio House and Senate have approved a measure aimed at reducing toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie and other waterways.

A new study shows what creates conditions for the growth of toxic algae blooms, or cyanobacteria, in Ohio waterways may be the bacteria themselves. 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The worry over another water emergency along Lake Erie is far from over.

Toledo Mayor Michael Collins this morning lifted the water ban that left 400,000 Ohio and Michigan residents scrambling for water for drinking, cooking and bathing.

Algae Warnings At East Fork Lake Lifted

Jul 28, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has lifted a public health advisory issued last month for swimmers at East Fork Lake in Clermont County. 

After two years, Congress has approved a bill to address the growing number of toxic algae blooms in Ohio's lakes and reservoirs.

Algae Blooms Found Again At Grand Lake St. Mary's

May 23, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has posted warning signs along Grand Lake St. Mary's, where toxic algae blooms have been found again this year.

Dredging At Grand Lake St. Marys Exceeds Goals

Nov 22, 2013

Natural resource officials say they have exceeded dredging goals this year for Ohio's largest inland, which has been plagued by toxic algae outbreaks.