Heavier Rains Mean More Toxic Blooms for Lake Erie

Climate Central: Come September, Lake Erie might face a toxic algae bloom that could rival the record-setting spread of scum that happened in 2011. And such blooms could become more common as the warming climate fuels more downpours that wash bloom-fueling fertilizers into the lake. Green filaments of a toxic algae bloom stretch across the western portion of Lake Erie in this satellite image captured in October 2011. That year's bloom was the largest on record for the lake. The forecasts for a severe bloom......

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