Cleveland City Council Looks at Lake Erie

 Lake Erie, January 9, 2014 (upload.wikimedia.org).

Lake Erie, January 9, 2014 (upload.wikimedia.org).

     Spending the day around Lake Erie's western half, the City Council hopes to learn as much as they can about algae growth on Lake Erie.

     “Just like we had the same issues with our water quality at the turn of the 20th century, that escalated with the infamous river catching on fire," says Terrell Pruitt, Chair of Cleveland City Council's Public Utilities Committee. "It took us 40 years to get cleaned up, to the point where now we have a beautiful lakefront. I don’t want to repeat the same history.”  

     Looking to explore nutrient monitoring (especially from agriculture and factories) among other options, the outing is part of the city's ongoing effort to proactively improve water quality. The original article is available here or through the link below.