Article source for : Recent UT sponsored Lake Erie talk, and great summary of current problems, trends, solutions
Hubby and I went to a public lecture this past Wed evening at UT's Lake Erie Center (near Maumee Bay State Park)
It was easily understood my us non scientists. It was good not only to see students, but also fisherman and others who depend on Lake Erie for their livelihood.
I only wish the power point presentation was on the Web, so I could share with you.
It included great images of Lake Erie where I more easily understood the various depth levels, sediment sources, and seasonal temperatures. The graphs were also well presented. It was so disheartening to see the progress made on phosphorus reduction up to 1995 has been almost totally reversed since 1995 to the high 1970 levels.
The lecture was titled...."Past, Present, and Future Problems, Trends, and Solutions for the Most Important Lake in the World: Lake Erie." & given by
Dr. Jeffrey Reutter, Director, Ohio Sea Grant College Program, Stone Laboratory, Center for Lake Erie Research and the Great Lakes Aquatic Ecosystem Research Consortium, Ohio State University.
A 10 page June 2011 related report (not too terribly dense!) on algal blooms by Dr. Reutter and others is at
It includes descriptions of the problems and specific recommendations.
And...For those interested...
*The Lake Erie Center will have another lecture in January.(hopefully refreshments! the cookies and apple cider were great at this lecture)
*Lake Erie Center is at Facebook
*Lake Erie Commission has reports and factual information (this could be a good resource for all of us, including those in grade school or high school)