NOAA to Officially Predict Lake Erie Algae Bloom

(Oak Harbor, OH) There will be a clearer picture later today on just how green Lake Erie will look this summer. 

Federal researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will share the agency’s Harmful Algae Bloom forecast for Lake Erie. 

Early predictions showed a strong algae bloom in the lake’s western basin this summer, but not as big as the one three years ago that caused Toledo’s toxic water crisis. Heavy spring rains was followed by a relatively dry June, which will have an impact on that prediction. 

A public briefing is part of the schedule during a day-long seminar at Ohio State University’s Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island, which also will feature possible strategies to address toxic algae blooms.

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