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Lake Erie Algae Bloom Smaller and Less Toxic this Summer

 

There’s good news from scientists studying algae blooms in Lake Erie. As predicted, the growth in southwestern Lake Erie is smaller this year. That’s because less rain this Spring meant less agricultural run-off  into tributaries. Toxic blooms in recent years have caused health problems and in 2014 shut down Toldeo’s municipal water system. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Scientist Richard Stumpf tells WDET’s Amy Miller less phosphorus is key to the health of the lake.

 

Click on the audio link above to hear the entire interview

Image credit: MERIS/NASA

Aired on: Morning Edition
Filed Under: #environment
About the Author

Amy Miller

Reporter/Producer

Amy has been working in public and commercial radio for the last 30 yrs. She is an award winning reporter and news anchor, born and raised in Detroit.

amiller@wdet.org   Follow @wdetamy

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