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More rain means more algae in Lake Erie

May 13, 2019

TOLEDO, Ohio — Experts say heavy rains this spring make it more likely western Lake Erie will see another significant algae bloom later this year.

The bloom’s size will ultimately depend on rainfall amounts from now through early summer.

Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have issued their first forecast of the year for the lake. They’re projecting the algae bloom will be more severe than last year, which saw a relatively mild outbreak.