Source Water Planning

Tracking the existence of source water protection plans for the region’s community water supplies.

Harmful Algal Blooms

Harmful Algal Blooms

Tracking the severity of the cyanobacterial harmful algal bloom (HAB) in western Lake Erie

Coastal wetland acreage

This metric relies on work of the pilot Coastal Wetlands issue and is presented here only to test functions within the new website.
Harmful Algal Blooms

Phosphorus throughout the year

Tracking the annual amounts of phosphorus contributed to Lake Erie by ten priority rivers to the western and central basins of the lake. Limiting the annual total phosphorus load helps keep oxygen concentrations in the bottom waters of Lake Erie at an acceptable level and avoid hypoxia or “dead zones.”

Harmful Algal Blooms

Phosphorus in spring

Tracking the amounts of phosphorus contributed to Lake Erie by eight priority rivers in the spring (March 1 through July 31) by year. Rain and snowmelt during this season drive bloom severity later in the summer.