Residents in Toledo are flocking to stores in Michigan in search of water after Ohio officials issued a “do not drink” warning.
Those involved with Lake Erie’s tourism and fishing industries are pushing for a solution to the problem.
“We find out tomorrow that we shouldn’t have been in the lake today. That’s unacceptable,” said State Rep. Anthony Forlini, R-Harrison Township.
The bodies of two of four missing boaters were recovered in western Lake Erie on Thursday, a day after the group left for an afternoon of fishing and sent pictures to relatives.
The bodies of two of four missing boaters in western Lake Erie have been recovered off the Ohio shoreline.
A new study led by the University of Michigan says nutrient pollution into Lake Erie needs to be cut nearly in half to reduce the size of the annual Lake Erie “dead zone” to an acceptable level. Complicating matters: climate change is expected to make such reductions more difficult, and the rise of a type of phosphorous that algae really like to eat.
Those involved said the land will be managed with the “spirit and intent” of a 2001 agreementthat led to the creation of the International Wildlife Refuge.
Authorities have suspended their search in Lake Erie for a Waterford Twp. man who disappeared after jumping in to save an 8-year-old boy.
The algae produces liver and nerve toxins that can not only sicken people and kill pets and wildlife but also take a bite out of the lake’s annual $11.5 billion annual tourism industry.
Federal experts will discuss the causes and potential consequences of low Great Lakes water levels during a Thursday seminar in Ann Arbor that also will be broadcast on the Web.