Significant algae bloom in Lake Erie

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It wasn't until September past year that algae blooms peaked in western Lake Erie, where the warmer, shallower water helps breed algae from nearby farm runoff.

Kasich and OH legislators have been considering tighter restrictions on farmers since the 2014 algae bloom caused Toledo to be without drinking water for three days.

"The blooms are a reminder that there is still work to do", said Crystal Davis of the Alliance for the Great Lakes.

"This early start does not change the forecast severity, because the bloom is determined by the amount of phosphorus that goes into the water", NOAA oceanographer Dr. Richard Stumpf said.

But just because there's algae on the lake doesn't mean people should stay away, Stumpf said. He has seen small pockets of what he calls "mini-blooms" pop up near the Toledo area weeks before the main bloom arrives, then dissipate. "Last year, they predicted a seven and it ended up being an eight".

Researchers, using a scale for rating the severity of the bloom, expect it to be a 6 this year while the bloom last year was an 8 - matching the third-most severe bloom in 15 years.

He said Lake Erie is a driver of northern Ohio's economy, and "we'll keep working with our partners to bring the most accurate forecasts for the region".

"A lot of the lake will be fine, most of the central basin, but even in the western basin", he said.

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Since 2008, the Lake Erie algae severity index score has been in the "mild" range only twice.

The shallowest Great Lake will have a less severe algae outbreak than last summer, OH researchers said Thursday in their 2018 forecast of harmful algal blooms. "Low precipitation levels have been the only thing in recent history that has kept the harmful algal blooms manageable for Lake Erie communities".

Farmers in the St. Marys, Auglaize, Little Auglaize and Ottawa river watersheds may soon be required to meet stricter fertilizer regulations after Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order.

But she said it's obvious now they aren't being embraced by enough farmers - and that expectations may be too high for rapid results.

Runoff of phosphorus and other nutrients from farmland is considered a leading contributor to algae blooms.

New this year was an address by W. Russell Callender, assistant administrator of NOAA's National Ocean Service, who said toxin-producing harmful algal blooms have grown in importance to Congress.

The order directs a number of state agencies, including the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), to "initiate aggressive new action" toward further reduction of nutrient runoff from watersheds in Lake Erie's Western Basin.

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