Buckeye Lake Algae Problems

A nasty algal bloom (image via daviddarling.info). 

A nasty algal bloom (image via daviddarling.info). 

     Buckeye Lake, Ohio, has already suffered from a faulty dam and lowered water levels so far this summer (its water level is being kept at 3 feet because the 4.1-mile dam is in danger of failing). Now toxic algal blooms have been issued for three beaches at the lake. The algal blooms have been a problem for boaters, swimmers and area businesses for years, and are expected to be worse this year due to the lowered water levels.

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