New Lab Environment Will Take Lake Erie Water Quality Research to the Next Level

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
A recent bill from the Ohio Legislature will help the lab do just that. Senate Bill 299, the Clean Lake 2020 Plan, was sponsored by state Sens. Randy Gardner and Sean O’Brien. It allocates up to $36 million in funding to water quality programs that help protect Lake Erie. Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab received $2.65 million of that funding, which will cover a new building and equipment for the Lake Erie laboratory, as well as monitoring equipment that will be placed in the Maumee River this spring. Clean Lake 2020’s goal is to offer potential solutions to the lake’s harmful algal blooms (HABs) and related issues. The blooms can produce toxins that lead to drinking water advisories, and an overgrowth of algae can lead to unsightly scums near the shore that can negatively affect tourism in the area. Follow this link to learn more. Sourced from: Morning Ag Clips