Official says project shows promise at troubled Ohio lake

ST. MARYS, Ohio (AP) – A project that’s designed to filter pollution that fuels toxic algae growth is showing signs of promise along Ohio’s largest inland lake

The restoration manager for Grand Lake St. Marys in western Ohio says they are now trying to repeat the filter project at two other sites near the lake.

Blue-green algae have been an ongoing problem in recent years at Grand Lake St. Marys.

A toxic algae bloom in 2010 at the lake between Dayton and Toledo hurt the region’s tourism and highlighted problems from farm phosphorous runoff.

Restoration manager Milt Miller tells The Lima News that the current project represents a very small amount of water going into the lake. But he says tests show that the system is helping reduce nutrients going into the lake.

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