Bad summer coming for Lake Erie algal blooms? Efforts continue to stop them

Lake Erie algal bloomNOAA yesterday predicted significant harmful algal blooms this summer in western Lake Erie (shown here during 2011’s massive bloom, the lake’s biggest ever). Meanwhile, faculty in our college are continuing to work with Ohio’s farmers to develop and use ways to limit farm nutrient runoff (while still getting good yields), especially soluble phosphorus, which can help feed the blooms. Details. (Photo: MERIS/NASA; processed by NOAA/NOS/NCCOS).

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