Lake Erie HABs and lake water quality

This category discusses issues pertaining to Lake Erie. General information about harmful algal blooms (HABs) can also be found. This includes causes of HABs, issues related to cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins, and the effects HABs on human health, drinking water, and wildlife.

Articles that discuss water quality can also be found. Topics include the history of Lake Erie’s water quality, the effects that nutrient loading, pollution, and decreased oxygen levels have on lake water.

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Estimating microcystin levels at recreational sites in western Lake Erie and Ohio

Harmful Algae

Nutrient-Controlled Niche Differentiation of Western Lake Erie Cyanobacterial Populations Revealed via Metatranscriptomic Surveys

Environmental Science, & Technology

Winter–spring diatom production in Lake Erie is an important driver of summer hypoxia

Interactions between nitrogen form, loading rate, and light intensity on Microcystis and Planktothrix growth and microcystin production

Harmful Algae

Seasonal Dynamics in Dissolved Organic Matter, Hydrogen Peroxide, and Cyanobacterial Blooms in Lake Erie

Frontiers in Marine Science

Vertical distribution of buoyant Microcystis blooms in a Lagrangian particle tracking model for short-term forecasts in Lake Erie

Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans

TLCSC Western Lake Erie ​Nutrient Source Inventory

Toledo Lucas County Sustainability Commission

The dual role of nitrogen supply in controlling the growth and toxicity of cyanobacterial blooms

Harmful Algae

Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms are a biological disturbance to Western Lake Erie bacterial communities

Environmental Microbiology

Mesozooplankton and microzooplankton grazing during cyanobacterial blooms in the western basin of Lake Erie

Harmful Algae

Nitrogen cycling in Sandusky Bay, Lake Erie: oscillations between strong and weak export and implications for harmful algal blooms

Biogeosciences

Early onset of a microcystin-producing cyanobacterial bloom in an agriculturally-infl uenced Great Lakes tributary*

Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

Effects of Increasing Nitrogen and Phosphorus Concentrations on Phytoplankton Community Growth and Toxicity During Planktothrix Blooms in Sandusky Bay, Lake Erie

Environmental Science, & Technology

Ecophysiological Examination of the Lake Erie Microcystis Bloom in 2014: Linkages between Biology and the Water Supply Shutdown of Toledo, OH

Environmental Science, & Technology

Global solutions to regional problems: Collecting global expertise to address the problem of harmful cyanobacterial blooms. A Lake Erie case study

Harmful Algae

Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters

United States Environmental Protection Agency

http://www.tmacog.org/Environment/208currentplan/208WaterManPlan_A.htm

Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments

Fertilizer Application Patterns and Trends and Their Implications for Water Quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin

THE INTERNATIONAL JOINT COMMISSION

Clean Water Act Impairment and Lake Erie: If the Shoe Fits ….

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER

Assessment of nutrient/eutrophication dynamics in Western Lake Erie- Executive summary

http://lakeerie.ohio.gov

Great Lakes Water Quality

NOAA- GLERL

Evaluating watershed management plans – Nutrient management approaches in the Lake Erie Basin and key locations outside of the Lake Erie Basin

International Joint Commission

Harmful algae

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI)

General info

NOAA- National Ocean Service

General overview of research programs

NOAA- GLERL

Integrated physical and ecological modeling and forecasting

NOAA- GLERL

Harmful Algal Bloom working Group Resources- What are harmful algal blooms?

Global Lake Ecological Observation Network

Nutrient pollution and algal blooms

EPA

Nutrient and Policy Data: CyanoHabs

EPA

Application of aquatic pesticides and algaecides to resovoirs used as a public drinking water supply

EPA

Promoting clean water for health- HABs

CDC

Study: Farming practices must change to save Lake Erie from toxic algae

The Columbus Dispatch

2015 was worst year yet for algae on Lake Erie

The Blade

Toxic algae outbreak overwhelms a polluted Ohio river

New York Times

Webinar forecast for harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie in 2015

Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab webinar

This year’s algae bloom in Lake Erie could rival 2011, NOAA says

The Toledo Blade

NOAA, partners predict severe harmful algal bloom for Lake Erie

NOAA

Toxic algae and Lake Erie

Michigan Radio

Challenges in tracking harmful algal blooms: A synthesis of evidence from Lake Erie

Journal of Great Lakes Research

Record breaking Lake Erie hypoxia during 2012 drought

Environmental Science and Technology

Record breaking Lake Erie hypoxia during 2012 drought

Environmental Science and Technology

Challenges in tracking harmful algal blooms: A synthesis of evidence from Lake Erie

Journal of Great Lakes Research

Lake Erie becoming more vulnerable to bacteria blooms, study says

Huff Post Green

UT expert: Algae a long term problem for Lake Erie

Toledo News Now

10 things I should know about algal blooms PDF

Ohio Sea Grant

Connecting the blooms: tracking and establishing the origin of the record-breaking Lake Erie microcystis bloom of 2011 using DGGE

Aquatic Microbial Ecology

UT expert: Algae a long term problem for Lake Erie

Toledo News Now

Connecting the blooms: tracking and establishing the origin of the record-breaking Lake Erie microcystis bloom of 2011 using DGGE

Aquatic Microbial Ecology

An update on harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie

Great Lakes Water Conference

An update on harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie

Great Lakes Water Conference

Impacts of climate change on the occurance of harmful algal blooms

EPA

Examples of cyanobacteria

Ohio Department of Public Health

Blue-green algae/cyanobacteria harmful algal bloom

EPA

From River to Lake: Phosphorus partitioning and algal community compositional changes in Western Lake Erie

Journal of Great Lakes Research

From River to Lake: Phosphorus partitioning and algal community compositional changes in Western Lake Erie

Journal of Great Lakes Research

Harmful algal blooms in Ohio waters

Ohio Sea Grant

Lake Erie binational nutrient management strategy: Protecting Lake Erie by managinf phosphorus

Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan Work Group (Lake Erie LaMP)

Harmful algal blooms in Ohio waters

Ohio Sea Grant

Characterizing a cyanobacterial bloom in western Lake Erie using satellite imagery and meteorological data

Limnology and Oceanography

Characterizing a cyanobacterial bloom in western Lake Erie using satellite imagery and meteorological data

Limnology and Oceanography

Harmful algal blooms- part 2

Ohio Department of Public Health

Harmful algal blooms- part 1

Ohio Department of Public Health

Detection and quantification of microcycstis spp and microcycstin-LR in Western Lake Erie during summer of 2007

Water Science and Technology

Lake Erie Microcyctis: Relationship between microcystin production, dynamicas of genotyypes, and environmental parameters in a large lake

Harmful Algae

Detection and quantification of microcycstis spp and microcycstin-LR in Western Lake Erie during summer of 2007

Water Science and Technology

Mapping the total phosphorus concentration of biosolid amended surface soils using LANDSAT TM data

Science of the Total Environment

Quantification of toxic microcystis spp. Durinh the 2003 and 2004 blooms in Western Lake Erie using quantitative real-time PCR

Environmental Science and Technology

Quantification of toxic microcystis spp. Durinh the 2003 and 2004 blooms in Western Lake Erie using quantitative real-time PCR

Environmental Science and Technology

Quantification of toxic microcystis spp. Durinh the 2003 and 2004 blooms in Western Lake Erie using quantitative real-time PCR

Environmental Science and Technology

Phycocyanin detection from LANDSAT TM data for mapping cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Erie

Remote Sensing of Environment

Lake Erie water quality: Past present and future

Ohio Sea Grant