Great Lakes / Water Quality

Great Lakes scientist says, “If we lose the EPA, we lose Lake Erie”

Satellite image of Lake Erie in September 2011, overlaid on a map of the lake and its tributaries. (Credit: Great Lakes Now)

DETROIT, MI — “At the 8th Binational Meeting of the Lake Erie Millennium Network, 125 scientists gathered at the University of Windsor in Ontario to hear experts weigh-in on the health of the southernmost, warmest and shallowest of the Great Lakes.

They presented research on everything from climate change, water quality, phosphorous, agricultural run-off, cynobacteria (blue-green algae), hypoxia (deficiency in oxygen), cladophora (green algae) to ice, invasive species, sediment concentrations, and much, much more.

Lake Erie is the smallest of the Great Lakes by volume, and yet it has the highest population living along it’s shorelines, which makes it more vulnerable to pollution and many other problems than the rest of the Great Lakes.”

— Mary Ellen Geist, Great Lakes Now

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