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Algal bloom spreading into Lake Erie's central basin The Sandusky Register (8/24) The harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie is growing and has spread into the central basin, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says. Tests show microcystin levels drop in raw Lake Erie water The Toledo Blade (8/20) The city of Toledo, Ohio, reported yesterday that the level of algal toxins near its western Lake Erie water-intake crib have dropped since Wednesday. The health of Lake Erie The Beacon (7/29) As predicted by multiple organizations, there is now a harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie. Algae toxin level drops slightly at lake intake The Toledo Blade (7/29) The level of microcystin in Lake Erie where Toledo, Ohio, draws its drinking water dropped slightly Tuesday, but its presence was still enough for city chemists to stay on guard. Ohio city detects Lake Erie toxins that led to 2014 crisis The Washington Times (7/28) Toledo has detected the first signs in Lake Erie of the dangerous toxin that resulted in a water crisis last year. State tracks beach dangers The Toledo Blade (7/28) Be wary of where you swim along the western Lake Erie shoreline.
Great Lakes Observations Explorer
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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