Algae http://wyso.org en WYSO Weekend: August 4, 2013 http://wyso.org/post/wyso-weekend-august-4-2013 <p>Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 4, 2013 including the following stories:</p><p>- <a href="http://wyso.org/post/officials-differ-emergency-phone-alert-during-yellow-springs-standoff">Officials Differ On Emergency Phone Alert During Yellow Springs Standoff</a>, by Emily McCord</p><p>- <a href="http://www.wyso.org/post/cityfolk-cancels-2014-season">Cityfolk Cancels 2014 Season</a>, by Jerry Kenney</p><p>- <a href="http://wyso.org/post/wildlife-boom-local-metroparks">Wildlife Boom in Local MetroParks</a>, by Community Voices producer Ron Rollins</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Jerry Kenney 37306 at http://wyso.org Springfield Reservoir Tested After Harmful Algae Found http://wyso.org/post/springfield-reservoir-tested-after-harmful-algae-found <p>State officials say small amounts of harmful blue-green algae have led to testing and a sign warning swimmers not to swallow the water at a western Ohio reservoir.</p><p>But an Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman says the toxin levels are not enough to issue a public health advisory for Clarence J. Brown Reservoir in Buck Creek State Park.&nbsp; The Dayton Daily News reports the park north of Springfield attracts about 380,000 people annually for boating, swimming, fishing and camping.</p><p>Officials say testing of the reservoir will continue.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 34519 at http://wyso.org Ohio Officials Target Rivers to Stem Algae Blooms http://wyso.org/post/ohio-officials-target-rivers-stem-algae-blooms <p>Ohio environmental officials are focusing on six major streams as they try to cut pollutants that help toxic algae thrive in the state's lakes and other waterways.</p><p>The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has for years worked to cut manure and fertilizer runoff from Ohio farms and pollutants from sewage treatment plants that contribute to poisonous blooms of blue-green algae in Lake Erie and Grand Lake St. Marys in western Ohio.</p><p>The Columbus Dispatch reports that the state EPA will focus on the Scioto, Great Miami, Maumee, Sandusky, Cuyahoga and Wabash rivers.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Associated Press 33828 at http://wyso.org Algae Treatment at Grand Lake Isn't Working http://wyso.org/post/algae-treatment-grand-lake-isnt-working <p>A two-year, $8.5 million project to stop toxic algae in Ohio's largest inland lake isn't working.<br>&nbsp;<br>The 13,000-acre Grand Lake St. Marys in western Ohio was sprayed with aluminum sulfate in April that was supposed to keep the blue-green algae from feeding on phosphorous in the water. A similar treatment was applied last year.</p><p>The Columbus Dispatch reports that this year's treatment was spoiled by high winds that helped stir phosphorus-rich mud from the lake bottom.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 16:19:04 +0000 Associated Press & Columbus Dispatch 23651 at http://wyso.org Mild Temps Could Bring Earlier Lake Erie Algae http://wyso.org/post/mild-temps-could-bring-earlier-lake-erie-algae <p>The National Center for Water Quality Research says the mild winter and spring temperatures could mean toxic blue-green algae will make its appearance in western Lake Erie earlier than usual.</p><p>Dr. David Baker says the algae will show up sooner if the water heats up more quickly. Another critical factor will be rainfall and the amount of fertilizer that runs into the lake from nearby farms.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 16:13:32 +0000 Associated Press 14047 at http://wyso.org Mild Temps Could Bring Earlier Lake Erie Algae