News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Knight Foundation

Lehmans

Wayside Furniture


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Environment


Ohio's toxic algae blooms are expected to hit higher levels than last year
Lake Erie will be hit hard, a new national report predicts
Story by ANDREW CHOW


 
In The Region:

Ohioans seeking fun in the sun could find more algae standing in their way this summer. A national report says additional scum will surface on part of Lake Erie compared to last year. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has the details.

LISTEN: Lake Erie algae forecast

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (4:06)


LISTEN: Lake Erie algae forecast (abbreviated)

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:02)


Twice as much algae as last year.

That’s what beachgoers could find when they visit western Lake Erie in August.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, also known as NOAA, says the amount of harmful algal blooms will increase compared to last year but it’s still one-fifth the size of 2011’s record algae load.

Rick Stumpf, oceanographer with NOAA, says even the appearance of algae can impact recreational use.

“Primarily because it’s unappealing when you actually get the scum. Fishing would be fine. When there’s not scum in the water—no algae—it’d be safe to go swimming in the lake. It is obvious when there’s a potential problem,” said Stumpf.

This year’s increase in algae is due to the amount of rainfall from March through June, including heavy April showers. On the bright side, NOAA says most of the blooms are expected to appear in late August when school starts up and beach visits slow down.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio becomes first in the nation to dump PARCC testing
Best test to use for elementary schools is the old pre common core Iowa test of basic skills. This test measures apples to apples and tests the skills appropri...

Ohio is moving forward with new standardized tests
Mr Chow, Nice piece on testing. Should not Ohio go to an open bid process for the new assessment contract? Ohio has stayed with a "connected" DC non-profit fo...

The Surpreme Court gay-marriage decision plays out in Ohio Amish country
Keep in mind that the majority of the people residing in Holmes County are Amish, a church people who do not vote because they do not believe in governmental ru...

Akron council committee recommends Forney for its opening
Which committee member voted for Wilhite?

Nearly a dozen Cuyahoga gay couples get licenses to marry after the Supreme Court ruling
Presiding Judge Anthony J. Russo a graduate of Chanel High School and supposed member of St. Francis Parish in Gates Mills has just excommunicated himself. As ...

Canton Youth Symphony is named orchestra of the year
This is what makes CSO the hippest small town orchestra in America!

What can be expected if Ohio's tobacco taxes increase?
let's face it! The increase has little to do with smoking cessation

Rare Cleveland Indians photo from 1911 hits the auction block
Paddy Livingston, who cut his teeth on a Louisville Slugger in Kent, Ohio was one of the immortals that played in that game. He was the catcher. Ty Cobb actuall...

Nexus denies Green's request to relocate its planned gas pipeline
These people have so much power. Too much. They could care less about the people they leave when it is done. Spectra does not, and admits, they do not do the...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University