Algal Bloom Increases Slightly in Lake Erie Western Basin

algal bloom Put in Bay

PiB harbor dock on 9-11-2017

Based on the most NOAA report and local Put-in-Bay harbor observations, the Western Basin of Lake Erie shows an increase in algal activity.

Algal Bloom Lake Erie

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“NOAA provides forecasts of blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria blooms in Lake Erie in the form of bi-weekly bulletins. Not all algae are harmful, however some cyanobacteria blooms can grow rapidly and produce toxins that cause harm to animal life and humans so they are called harmful algal blooms (HABs). Lakeshore communities can use NOAA’s forecasts as a decision making tool. NOAA bulletins provide analysis of the location of HABs, as well as 3-day forecasts of transport, mixing, scum formation, and bloom decline. To receive the bulletin via email, please sign up by clicking here.”