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Can it happen here?

August 25, 2014 - John D'Agostino
Toledo, Ohio, made world headlines earlier this month.

The city’s water supply had been threatened for at least three days due to an algal bloom in Lake Erie. More than 500,000 users are tied to the system, which created a rush for bottled water.

How likely is an algal bloom for Western New York? Earlier this month, Helen Domske, an education specialist for the New York Sea Grant program spoke about the possibilities. An algal bloom had occurred near Presque Isle last year outside of Erie.

Click on the link at right to hear Domske’s comments, which came during a fishing outing event with state and local officials.


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