28 Feb '14, 4pm

Panel Recommends Nutrient Diet to Battle Toxic #AlgalBlooms in #LakeErie

Panel Recommends Nutrient Diet to Battle Toxic #AlgalBlooms in #LakeErie

The International Joint Commission (IJC) released a report yesterday urging the states of Ohio and Michigan to declare the waters of the western Lake Erie basin impaired from nutrient pollution. The report , A Balanced Diet for Lake Erie: Reducing Phosphorus Loadings and Harmful Algal Blooms , and its 16 recommendations to help address the challenge of deteriorating water quality in Lake Erie. Algae in Lake Erie, 2011. Photo credit: Ohio Sea Grant The IJC comprises three appointed Commissioners from the U.S. and three from Canada. Their role is to protect the waters that the U.S. and Canada share. Declaring impairment from nutrient pollution would trigger a Total Daily Maximum Load (TMDL). A nutrient TMDL would determine the maximum amount of nutrients that the western Lake Erie basin can receive along with a reduction plan aimed at meeting water quality standards for clea...

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/28/nutrient-diet-for-toxic-al...

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