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NOAA issues Lake Erie Bulletin warning about Microcystis toxins & beaches

July 16, 2018

NOAA has issued a new bulletin providing updated forecasts of harmful algal blooms (HABs) for the cyanobacteria Microcystis in Lake Erie on July 2, 2018. 

Keeps pets and yourself out of water in areas where scum is forming.

In the event that you do come into contact with water that is known to be contaminated with cyanotoxins, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that...

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Lake Erie Advocates Urge: Enforce Existing Environmental Laws

July 11, 2018

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CONTACT: Mike Ferner 419-729-7273

NOAA predicts harmful Lake Erie algae bloom – Detroit News

July 3, 2018

Sarah Rahal, The Detroit News - July 12, 2018

Researchers are predicting possibly toxic algae will form in western Lake Erie this summer, but are expecting the bloom to be less severe than previous ones that contaminated drinking water, officials say.

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration scientists expect this summer's bloom to measure a 6 on...

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2 out of 3 is bad!

June 7, 2018

Location: 1 mile southwest of Hudson Dairy and one mile southeast of White's swine CAFO. Gentle north winds continue to drag a nasty stench over Lime Lake. An outdoor dinner needed to be relocated on Tuesday and on Thursday closed windows were the only option.


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Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Bulletin 5-19-18

May 23, 2018

True color image on 16 May 2018 taken by the MODIS on the NASA Aqua satellite. A plume of sediment from the Maumee River appears in the southwest corner of the lake. Sediment from previous high flow events and strong winds can be seen. No cyanobacteria are present.

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Stench Alert

May 20, 2018

Strong and foul emissions near Lime Lake on May 20, 2018

Location: Lime Lake - Southwest of Hudson Dairy.
Type of Observation: Stench/Odor Comments: Wind blowing from the northeast resulting in a strong, toxic smelling emissions. Keeping the windows closed most on the day a necessity. Getting much stronger near dusk.


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It’s Still Raining! May 19, 2018 – April 24, 2018

May 19, 2018

Spring returns to South Central Michigan.  Grass grows, trees are leafing, and beautiful flowers bring us their sweet fragrance. But that’s not the only thing we smell. Come along as we follow the stench on this very stinky Royal Wedding weekend.

Halliwill/New Flevo/Van Brunt manure and compost stockpile on Forrister Rd.

May 19, 2018– Halliwill/New Flevo/Van...

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Toledo Mayor goes after Farm Bureau and Legislature at Algae Conference

May 2, 2018

Tom Henry, Toledo Blade

ANN ARBOR  — The second and final day of an algae conference here attended by many Great Lakes scientists and policy experts began with some strong accusations by Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz about the agricultural lobby’s influence on state legislators.

“We live in a state where our legislature is a wholly owned subsidiary of the farm bureau,” Mayor...

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Are farmers’ profits more important than our water? Michigan Radio

May 1, 2018

Jack Lessenberry, Michigan Radio

Last week, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency announced that efforts to decrease those potentially toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie aren’t working. When I read that, let’s say I wasn’t exactly surprised. I moderated a large forum on this subject in Tontogany, Ohio last year.

I came away realizing that the problem was far worse than I...

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Kent County dairy CAFO pipeline spills manure into river, MLive

May 1, 2018

FREEPORT, MI -- Between 5,000 and 10,000 gallons of liquid cow manure spilled into a tributary of the Coldwater River when a dairy farm pipeline malfunctioned, according to state regulators.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is investigating the agriculture spill, which was discovered Monday, April 30, between 10-11 a.m., according to the dairy farm owner where the spill occurred.

Anglers notified...

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