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.
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