Saturday, October 31, 2020
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Thanks to mild rainfall this spring, researchers are predicting a moderate harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie this summer, after a more severe bloom in 2019.

NOAA researchers predict a harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie measuring 7.5 on the severity index. They also reported a phosphorus decrease in the lake, suggesting improvements can be made more quickly than originally thought.

Scientists are conducting research to understand why harmful algae blooms happen in particular parts of Lake Erie.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced the details of a $900 million program intended to improve water quality across Ohio.

Toledo voters approve rights for Lake Erie, but farmers question the effect, and whether such action is constitutional.

New Ohio agriculture administration reviewing water quality action, stakeholder input.

The rule package that accompanied Gov. Kasich's executive order on eight Ohio watersheds violated several of the state's rule-making criteria, and was sent back to the ag department for further review.

Researchers hope to partner with more than a dozen northwestern Ohio farmers, to study the issue of legacy phosphorus.

Although harmful algal blooms have plagued Lake Erie for most of the past decade, this year's bloom is lower than scientists expected.

A state legislative committee heard additional testimony this week, on the governor's distressed watershed order.