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Climate, Storms, and the Drivers of Cyanobacteria Blooms in Lake Superior

Principal Investigator
Hilary Dugan

Dates

Release Date
2020
Start Date
2021-04-01
End Date
2023-03-31

Summary

Cyanobacteria blooms are one of the most significant management challenges in the Great Lakes today. Recurring blooms of varying toxicity are commonly observed in four of the Great Lakes, and the fifth, Lake Superior, has experienced intermittent nearshore blooms since 2012. The recent advent of cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Superior is disconcerting, given the highly valued, pristine water quality of the large lake. It is possible that the ecological state of Lake Superior is shifting and that we are witnessing the beginnings of larger and longer lasting bloom events. As a public resource, the coastal water quality of Lake Superior has tremendous economic, public health, and environmental value, and therefore, preventing cyanobacterial [...]

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Ice on Lake Superior taken by MPD
Ice on Lake Superior taken by MPD

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  • Midwest CASC
  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers

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