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International Efforts to Combat Algal Blooms in Lake Erie

Canada and the U.S. recently announced they have adopted targets to reduce phosphorus entering affected areas of Lake Erie by 40 percent.  These targets are designed to minimize the extent of low oxygen “dead zones” in the central basin of Lake Erie; maintain algae growth at a level consistent with healthy aquatic ecosystems; and maintain algae biomass at levels that do not produce toxins that pose a threat to human or ecosystem health.

EPA has developed the following informational web site for citizens relation to nutrient pollution:  Learn what you can do