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Binational Lake Erie phosphorus targets proposed to curb algae Circle of Blue (6/26) In the highest-level step toward ridding Lake Erie of toxic algae and a low-oxygen dead zone, a binational committee Thursday proposed the first new phosphorus reduction targets for the lake in 32 years. Lake Erie algae bloom forecast worsens NBC24 (6/23) Environmental scientists say this year's Lake Erie algae bloom is likely to be worse than previously predicted. City officials: Toledo water intake not affected by potential algal bloom Toledo News Now (6/17) Toledo officials say the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant's intake was not affected by a potential algal bloom spotted Tuesday in Lake Erie. Ice boom removal at least two weeks away The Buffalo News (3/10) Ice on Lake Erie "still has a long way to go" before it melts enough to remove the ice boom. The National Weather Service shows 50 percent of Lake Erie is still covered with ice. Lake effect snow slows as Lake Erie freezes over The Plain Dealer (1/16) The shallowest of the Great Lakes has been rapidly freezing up over the past week - and ice growth has accelerated rapidly the last two days. Although Lake Erie rarely freezes entirely, said a water expert at the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Michigan. What late freeze of Lake Erie means Erie Times-News (2/23) Lake Erie is now completely covered by ice, according to the National Ice Center.
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Recent Marine Data National Data Buoy Center, National Weather Service (NOAA) Real-time data from all US Moored Buoy Stations, Canadian Moored Buoy Stations and C-MAN Stations in Eastern / Western Great Lakes. Dial-a-Buoy phone service is also available.
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Lake Erie Surface Water Temperatures Michigan Sea Grant Contour maps of surface water temps. This site uses satellite imagery from the Great Lakes CoastWatch Node to "build" a composite map of surface temps.
Lake Erie Temperature Profiles NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)
Lake Erie Temperature Transects NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)
Lake Erie Water Temperatures NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)
Beach Monitoring Sample Results Ohio Department of Health During the summer months selected public beaches along Lake Erie are sampled for E. coli bacteria. This site will allow you to view current sample results and provide you with information to help decide when it is safe to swim.
Great Lakes BeachCast Great Lakes Information Network An Internet gateway to information on Great Lakes beach conditions, including health advisories, weather, monitoring data and more.
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality – Online Beach Monitoring System Michigan Department of Environmental Quality To search for a beach or other location, enter any part of the beach name or waterbody name into the search box on the top of this page and click "GO".
Windsor/Essex Beach Information Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Current beach information for the Windsor/Essex region of Ontario.
Boating Safety/Security Advisories
Information for U.S. and Canadian Cross-Border Boaters U.S. Coast Guard Ninth District Information and requirements for U.S. and Canadian recreational boaters planning cross-border travel on the Great Lakes.
Ninth Coast Guard District Public Information Site U.S. Coast Guard Ninth District News on active Coast Guard searches and rescues.
Requirements for Foreign Recreational Boaters In Canadian Waters Canadian Coast Guard, Office of Boating Safety Information on boating safety and environmental protection regulations in Canadian Waters.
What American Boaters Need to Know When Entering Canada U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Boating Safety Important contact information and guidelines for boaters entering Canadian Waters.
Michigan Recreational Fishing Report Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Comprehensive Michigan fishing report covering Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, and Lake Erie fisheries.
Lake Erie Fishing Hotlines New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Phone numbers for Lake Erie fishing report hotlines.
Lake Erie Fishing Hotspots New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Weekly Lake Erie/Niagara fishing report.
Let's Fish Ontario! Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Ontario fishing information and resources.
Ohio Fishing Reports and Prospects Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Pennsylvania Fishing & Boating Report Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission Weekly fishing report compiled from reports by PFBC field staff. Related resource: Lake Erie Shorline Map.
Lock & Port Updates
Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System : Customer Advisories Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System Updates and advisories for Great Lakes locks and canals.
Eastern Great Lakes Ice Analysis NOAA National Ice Center
GLIN: Agencies and Organizations, Weather
GLIN: Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Hydrology
GLIN: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Water Flows
GLIN: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Water Levels