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NCCOS Weekly Harmful Algal Bloom Bulletin Tracks Rare Event

The Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom weekly bulletin (# 7 issued July 17) provided location and transport of a cyanobacteria bloom that developed unexpectedly in the central basin of Lake Erie. This bloom has impacted the Ontario coast and is only the second bloom to hit that central coast in recent years. Cyanobacteria blooms normally develop in the western basin in August and occasionally move into the central basin in September. These blooms discolor the water, compromise drinking water, and are a danger to pets and bathers. Nearly 100 subscribers have joined the bulletin in the last two weeks, bringing the total to about 650, with almost 10% of those in Canada. For more information contact Michelle.Tomlinson@noaa.gov or Richard.Stumpf@noaa.gov.

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