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Algae Blooms

University and government researchers are predicting the toxic algae bloom in the western basin of Lake Erie this summer will be considerably smaller than in recent years.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has posted warning signs at Buckeye Lake boat ramps after tests conducted last week show high levels of algae toxins in the water.

cleveland.com

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says toxic algae blooms at Grand Lake St. Marys in western Ohio are getting better.

nature.org

Ohio's plan to fight the phosphorous runoff feeding toxic algae blooms in western Lake Erie leans heavily on programs established in the last few years.

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. 

columbus.gov

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

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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.gov

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.

columbus.gov

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.

dailytech.com

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.

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