Lake Erie

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Toxic algae blooming in Lake Erie is creating safety concerns for humans and aquatic life prompting the state of Michigan to work with farmers to reduce the phosphorus levels in field runoff. 


Missouri Department of Conservation

Michigan and Ohio crews are surveying several Lake Erie bays and river mouths this summer in search of invasive grass carp.

Lake Superior
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Water levels are surging in the Great Lakes and likely will set records this summer, forecasters said Monday — a remarkable turnaround from earlier this decade that's bringing welcome relief to shippers and marina owners, but causing flooding and heavy erosion in some areas.

Lake Erie algae bloom
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Gov. Mike DeWine wants to spend nearly $1 billion on water quality projects to clean up toxic algae in Lake Erie and protect other lakes and rivers throughout the state.

Lake Erie algae bloom
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Michigan’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is collaborating with local agriculture and conservation partners to help farmers reduce the amount of phosphorus entering Lake Erie.

Lake Erie algae photo
Courtesy photo / NWF Great Lakes Regional Center, Ann Arbor

A federal grant will help improve a system that provides early warnings about harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie.

Opera Explores Lake Erie's Problems

Nov 15, 2017
Lake Erie algae bloom
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It may be hard to imagine a composer being inspired by public hearings and court cases. But Lake Erie and its problems take center stage in a new oratorio from Cleveland composer Margaret Brouwer.


Lake Erie Algae Bloom Rated 'Severe'

Nov 9, 2017
Lake Erie algae bloom
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Scientists say Lake Erie’s algae bloom was one of the worst in recent years. And while it didn’t directly threaten drinking water, its bright green hue prompted national attention and hurt tourism. Great Lakes today's Elizabeth Miller reports with a wrap-up of algae bloom season.


Lake Erie algae bloom
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A new partnership has a plan to keep Lake Erie clean. The MI CLEAR group is made up of farmers, conservationists, environmental leaders, and more. Those groups are teaming up with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Cheyna Roth reports.


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A robotic underwater laboratory has been deployed in Lake Erie to detect toxins produced by harmful algae that threaten city water supplies. 

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