Lake Erie

Evaluating Microbial Nutrient Sediment Dynamics in Lake Erie Watersheds

A primary goal of water quality managers is to intercept or mitigate nutrients or pathogens at their source to ensure effective wastewater treatment. Source water treatment includes building onsite treatment systems and implementing agricultural best practice for crops. To ensure mitigation is working, managers often monitor nutrients and pathogens in water. These contaminants, however, can

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Modelling of nutrient inputs into Lake Erie using real-time instrumentation

Harmful algal blooms are a major concern in large waterbodies and have historically been linked with high phosphorus inputs. In Lake Erie, while extensive watershed management plans have successfully helped to reduce phosphorus loads received by the lake, HAB frequency has recently increased. Interacting biological, chemical and hydrological stressors, including flooding, water turbidity and temperature

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