A new study shows what creates conditions for the growth of toxic algae blooms, or cyanobacteria, in Ohio waterways may be the bacteria themselves.
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.
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.
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.
Natural resource officials say they have exceeded dredging goals this year for Ohio's largest inland, which has been plagued by toxic algae outbreaks.
Ohio is one of at least 21 states that had problems with toxic algae blooms in waterways over the summer.
Toxic algae blooms found in Buckeye Lake last week have prompted state officials to post warnings for swimmers at three beaches.
Farm fertilizer runoff has been causing toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie.
Lake Erie charter captains are helping Ohio EPA researchers gather water samples to test for toxic algae blooms.