Tag Archives: Great Lakes

Researchers Study Lake Erie Algal Blooms

The dead zone in Lake Erie was shrinking until the trend reversed in the mid-1990s, along with a resurgence of harmful algal blooms in 2011 that could be seen from space. In 2012, numbers of algae began to decrease as phosphorus levels also decreased. One of the greatest sources of algal blooms seems to be [...]

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International Research Consortium Maps Great Lakes Stressors

The Great Lakes area is home to more than 30 million people in the United States and Canada, and the lakes contain 20% of the world’s fresh surface water. However, the lakes experience significant water quality threats, including urban, industrial, and agricultural runoff, and restoration of the lakes is the basis for the Great Lakes [...]

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U.S. Forest Service Awards $3 Million in Grants To Protect Great Lakes

Last month, The Stormwater Report covered new efforts to protect Great Lakes water quality. On Oct. 11, the U.S. Forest Service awarded $3 million in grants to Great Lakes states, including Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, Illinois, and Indiana. The money, given as part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, was awarded to projects that [...]

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U.S., Canada Sign Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 2012

On Sept. 7, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent signed an updated Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. For the first time in 25 years, the revised agreement commits the two countries to implementing Great Lakes restoration and protection efforts based on input from municipalities, tribes, states, [...]

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