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Site mixes man-made, natural cleaning of water to reduce phosphates linked to Ohio lake algae
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 8:15 AM EDT
State and local officials say a site that uses natural and engineered methods to clean water for Ohio's largest inland lake has helped reduce chemicals that contribute to its toxic algae problem.
Grand Lake restoration manager Milt Miller says the so-called "treatment train" cleans more than 1 million gallons of water daily and cost about $1.4 million. Miller says five similar sites are planned around the western Ohio lake.
Officials also have used chemical treatments, dredging and farm outreach to significantly reduce phosphate levels that fed the toxic algae blooms that plagued the lake in recent years.
Information from: The Lima News, http://www.limanews.com