The Ohio Division of Wildlife’s Castalia Fish Hatchery near Lake Erie recently expanded from 1,440 to 12,000 square feet, allowing them to raise more steelhead trout for local rivers and[…]
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Harmful algal blooms usually occur in late summer when water is warm and the weather is calm. But this winter’s mild temperatures mean that lakes are warming up more quickly[…]
The Ohio state legislature is considering new rules that would expand the amount of water companies can pump from Lake Erie and its tributaries. Currently, companies are allowed to pump[…]
According to scientists, Lake Erie’s ecology has been rapidly dying due to water pollution since the mid-1990s. Specifically, a toxic algae called microcystis has pervaded the lake and depleted significant portions of oxygen from the water. These algae-infested waters snuff out the indigenous fish population, which is a substantial problem for the region that relies so heavily on sport fishing and lake tourism for its economic stability.