Great Lakes Commission releases ErieStat to support Lake Erie phosphorus reduction efforts

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The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) has announced the launch of ErieStat, a website that tracks progress toward the binational shared goal of reducing phosphorus in Lake Erie by 40 percent, and reports how much of the nutrient is entering the lake from select rivers. Phosphorus is essential for plant growth but also causes chronic problems in the lake, including harmful algal blooms that have plagued western Lake Erie for years and threaten the drinking water supply for 11 million people in the U.S. and Canada. The website launch was announced in Chicago at a meeting of leaders from the U.S. and Canada that assemble twice yearly to share progress on the binational Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

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