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Toxic algae may be long-term problem for Ohio
The bacteria that has overrun the state's lakes this summer is a problem that Ohioans will likely face again next year
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The toxic algae will begin to diminish when water temperatures go below 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
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This summer's warm sunny days and the high phosphorus levels from agricultural run-off contributed to the formation of the harmful bacteria at more than a dozen lakes and reservoirs around Ohio. That resulted in no-contact and other warnings that people should be careful around the water.

John Hageman is laboratory manager at Ohio State University's Stone Laboratory in Put-in-Bay. He says until state officials determine all of the causes, the algae will persist.

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The algae first showed up at alarming levels in Grand Lake St Mary’s in Northwest Ohio. It’s since led to warnings at Lake Erie and parks in all parts of the state – including the newest park – Wingfoot in Portage County.

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Mr Hageman suggests that Ag. runoff is the only reason for the toxic algae in Grand Lake. He probaly has not checked the failed septec systems around the lake or the effect of 7000 Geese on the lake environment. I reaize Ag. is part of the problem but not the whole problem as some would have every one beleve.


Posted by: John M. Smith (Wapakoneta,OH) on September 17, 2010 11:09AM
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