Toledo Starts Algae Bloom Testing in Lake Erie

(Toledo, OH) Toledo city officials are preparing for the toxic algal bloom season. 

Toledo’s mayor says water quality experts will keep an eye on advance warning buoys and water quality monitoring sondes placed in Lake Erie. The city has made numerous water system improvements to help algae monitoring.  

The city started its three-times-per-week water testing for toxic algae Monday.  Daily tests will begin if the blooms reach the Lake Erie intake crib.

Overall testing will continue until the end of the algae bloom season. Early summer heat has fired up harmful algae blooms early this year, but has  had no effect yet on drinking water. The official 2018 Lake Erie water quality forecast from federal researchers is due next week.

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