State says polluted western Ohio lake improving
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 06 May 2013 10:28

ST. MARYS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's natural resources department says the water quality at Ohio's largest inland lake is getting better.

Cleaning up Grand Lake St. Marys in western Ohio has been a big priority for the state since it was hit by a toxic algae bloom in 2010.

Water warnings went up around the lake and tourism dropped off dramatically.

Much of the problem was tied to phosphorous runoff from farms.

The Lima News ( reports that the state has been increasing the amount of sediment being dredged from the bottom of the lake that feeds the algae in the summer.

The state again is trying to encourage visitors to return to the lake by offering discounts on fees for docks, camping and day use.


Information from: The Lima News,

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


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