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First Lake Erie algal bloom Of 2017 spotted

Earlier this week the first Harmful Algal Bloom on Lake Erie was reported just off the short of Monroe County, Michigan. It has now been confirmed by scientists that the start of the 2017 Lake Erie Algal Bloom is underway.

Earlier this week, the first Harmful Algal Bloom on Lake Erie was reported just off the short of Monroe County, Michigan. It has now been confirmed by scientists that the start of the 2017 Lake Erie Algal Bloom is underway. 



The overall concentration of the bloom is "low but some scum is likely" according to Dr. Richard Stumpf a lead Oceanographer with NOAA. The bloom is not a threat to any water intakes at this time. The exact placement and size will vary based on the daily weather conditions.