The Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) program encourages implementation of practices that reduce phosphorus loadings from farms.
A mobile friendly view of real-time water quality data. The latest NOAA cyanobacterial index image is also available.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compiled information on illnesses associated with HABs.
The Ohio Lake Erie Phosphorus Task Force Phase II effort built on the work of the 2010 Phase I report by incorporating newly available information and including more stakeholders with additional areas of expertise. The purpose of Phosphorus Task Force Phase II is to 1) develop reduction targets for total and dissolved reactive phosphorus that can be used to track future progress, and 2) develop policy and management recommendations based upon new and emerging data and information.
In 2007, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency convene the Ohio Lake Erie Phosphorus Task Force to identify and evaluate potential point and nonpoint sources of phosphorus to Ohio tributaries; determine what practices may have changed since 1995 that could increase dissolved reactive phosphorus (DRP) loads; examine various aspects of agriculture that might influence the increase in DRP loads; review the possible/probable relationships of the increased DRP loads to the eutrophication problems that have returned to Lake Erie (particularly the western basin); consider the impacts of zebra a