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LAKE ERIE 2022

Watching For:

  • Impacts of heavy Maumee/Erie watershed fall rains when a lot of manure is applied and spring weather in 2022 that will determine the algae in Lake Erie
  • Settlement of Clean Water Act Law Suit to reduce nutrients(excess nitrogen and phosphorus) causing Harmful Algae
  • The Maumee/Western Lake Erie Watershed continues to get bombarded with more and more Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations that land apply more manure than the sewage of all Ohioans.
  • The Maumee/Western Lake Erie Watershed is helped by family farms that use commercial fertilizer and are reducing the amount of phosphorus being applied to the fields - about a 40% reduction)
  • Progress on Erie Marsh protection - Lake Erie's silent gem
  • Thank federal and State of Ohio officials for funding and helping with sturgeon assessment for reestablishment in the Cuyahoga River
  • Watch for Judge Carr's settlement announcement on the Lake Erie Total Maximum Daily Load( a pollution diet) coming out soon
  • Thank local officials who are supporting the Lake Erie Executive Order supporting local government's need for phosphorus reductions to reduce costs in water treatment plant operations

Report problems

  • Report Algae, Illness, Sick Animals, Dead Fish etc.
    1-800-282-9378 or (614) 224-0946.
  • If you see discolored water in a ditch, take a picture, note time, date and location(best you can give).  Text/call Sandy at 419-367-1691
  • If a visual take a picture, email information to HABmailbox@epa.ohio and copy to sandylakeerie@aol.com

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