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"I can hear my granddad's stories of the storms out on Lake Erie, where vessels and cargos and fortunes, and sailors' lives were lost." ~ James Taylor, Millworker

Monday, September 26, 2011

The green stuff is still out there

In case you've been wondering if all the green stuff is still out there on the lake, read on. According to the latest Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Bulletin, issued by NOAA on Thursday, a Microcystis bloom persists in Western Lake Erie. Analysis indicates that winds have transported the bloom up the Michigan Coast. The high winds likely mixed and stressed the bloom. It is expected there is additional biomass within the western basin that would likely resurface with low wind stress. Water temperatures remain high enough to allow continued maintenance of the bloom.

Translation: the green still is going to be with us a while longer, at least until the water cools down a bit more. Here you can view the latest HAB Bulletin in its entirety.

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