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GLIN==> Turbid waters....Lakes St. Clair and Western Lk Erie



Yesterday, Wednesday, April 2, the NASA 
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) TERRA
satellite passed over the Great Lakes region after 
a previous couple of days of rain we had in the lower lakes 
region.

Satellite imagery from yesterday shows that the rains brought
considerable turbidity to Lake St. Clair and Western Lake
Erie....most likely from poor soil erosion control on 
agricultural fields in Southern Ontario and the Eastern and 
Southern Land areas of Ohio and Michigan for the 
Western Lake Erie basin.

The overall satellite imagery from yesterday shows these two 
regions to have the worst problems with turbid water pollution 
in the entire Great Lakes basin yesterday.    Some turbidity is 
also noted at the mouth of the Saginaw River at Saginaw Bay.

After the better part of a century of soil conservation  efforts, you 
really have to wonder why such serious soil erosion/turbidity problems still exist in 
Ontario's Thames River, Michigan's Raison River, and Ohio's
Maumee, Portage and Sandusky Rivers.

View of Lake St. Clair and Western Lake Erie:

http://www.sagady.com/turbidity/WestLkErieandLkStClair04022008.jpg

Closeup on Lake St. Clair  (Thames River mouth at SE corner of the lake):

http://www.sagady.com/turbidity/LakeStClair04022008.jpg

Closeup on Western Lake Erie:

http://www.sagady.com/turbidity/WestLkErie04022008.jpg

Entire Great Lakes basin (WARNING- 9 mb large file):

http://www.sagady.com/turbidity/MODISTerra04022008.jpg



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