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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday it has completed its investigation into three separate cases of illegal manure-spreading that resulted in 66,701 fish and possibly other animals being killed in the Maumee River watershed in August.
The department is seeking a total of $32,782.87 in restitution, Matt Eiselstein, Ohio DNR spokesman, said.
The Ohio DNR’s investigation is apparently one of...Read More
A potentially harmful algae bloom covered more than 700 square miles in the western basin of Lake Erie last week, turning the lake bright green and alarming residents and local officials.
Scientists say that algae blooms have been a growing problem for Lake Erie since the 2000s, mostly because of the extensive use of fertilizer on the...Read More
September 28, 2017
Hartland dragline manure operation on newly-harvested corn field, SE corner of Hughes Hwy. and Beecher Rd., Hudson Township. (Raisin/Lake Erie watershed). No more growing crop, nothing left to irrigate, nothing left to fertilize. Just spewing. Up, down, back and forth, here, there, everywhere.
Up the hill …
Toledo — For nearly a week, the Maumee River that runs through the downtown has looked like the Chicago River after it’s dyed for St. Patrick’s Day.
An algal bloom has turned the river, western edge of Lake Erie from here up to Canada florescent green, alarming residents and prompting local officials to lobby the Environmental Protection Agency...Read More
Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson reversed course Tuesday and announced she would support the effort to get Lake Erie's western basin declared impaired because of excessive algae.
The mayor made the announcement in Middlegrounds Metropark on the banks of the Maumee River, which was a blend of dark and near-florescent green.
The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department issued a recreational public health advisory because...Read More
Sept. 22, 2017
Humid, 90+degrees, foul stench hangs in the air in all directions around our CAFOs. Water in Lake Erie’s Raisin and Maumee headwater tributaries up here in Michigan, ditches, creeks, streams, rivers, is green everywhere. Bright green, dark green, light green, blue green. Green scum, blue scum, green slime, green foam.
Green algae is evident in Lake Erie on the shores of Point Place at the end of 113th Street on Wednesday.
Warning: 8 Disturbing photos of impact on fish, property values, and neighborhood life style.
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On Tuesday green algae could been seen almost at a standstill on top of the Maumee River. That is the algae that releases the microsystin toxins. We normally see this dense algae out on Lake Erie.
But some are wondering why are we seeing it this far into the Maumee?
Biologists from Bowling Green State University said it is not unrealistic to have an...Read More
Dave Spangler, vice president of the Lake Erie Charter Association, told people aboard his vessel the noxious algae has driven away 25 to 30 percent of his business, and hurt property values near his lakefront condo.
“Our business is entirely tied to what is going on in the lake,” Mr. Spangler, one of three charter boat captains shuttling 50 attendees out...Read More
In response to the editorial "Law-abiding livestock should be approved," it is clear that the writer could benefit from further education regarding the detrimental effects a hog operation can have on a community (particularly Devils Lake).
You say "critics who simply don't want to smell pig manure must accept that they live in an...Read More