Lake Erie Phosphorus-ReductionTargets Challenging but Achievable

by Tyler O'Neal, 2 years ago
Large-scale changes to agricultural practices will be required to meet the goal of reducing levels of algae-promoting phosphorus in Lake Erie by 40 percent, a new University of Michigan-led, multi-institution computer modeling study concludes.The main driver of Lake Erie's harmful algal blooms is elevated phosphorus from watersheds draining to Lake Erie’s western basin, particularly from the heavily agricultural Maumee River watershed. Learn more: