Lake Erie Isn't Dead--Just Sick. Of Algae.

February 28, 2014

"It's getting too much of the wrong kind of food."

John Nevin, Public Information Officer, International Joint Commission.

An international agency says phosphorous, mainly from fertilizer run-off, is creating algae blooms in the water and choking off vital nutrients. The International Joint Commission is urging American and Canadian governments to stop the spread of phosphorous in Lake Erie. WDET’s Pat Batcheller asked I-J-C spokesman John Nevin how much phosphorous is running into the lake, and why that’s harmful. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.

Read the IJC report and watch videos here