NIE 2/26/13 Danger zone – threats to Lake Erie water quality

Lake Erie has many threats including sediment, fertilizers, pesticides, toxic chemicals, microorganisms,untreated sewage,salt, plastics, metals and heat create which create perfect conditions for harmful algal blooms, dead zones, acid rain and other problems. Erosion, beach closures, fishing and swimming advisories, millions of dollars in flooding and infrastructure damage and thousands of acres of lifeless streams, rivers and lakes are avoidable disasters that are caused by human activities. And studies show that when stormwater is considered valuable and the natural water cycle is protected, a healthy watershed can be maintained.

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