Debates over designation of Lake Erie’s open waters as impaired have finally resulted in a designation from Ohio, but will this mean no more algal blooms?
Mapped trends in open surface water bodies in the contiguous US show that with climate change, dry regions will get drier, wet regions will get wetter.
Illinois State University’s Laboratory of Environmental Analysis provides testing for agencies studying Bloomington and Evergreen Lakes
A remedial action plan for the Bay of Quinte has citizen scientists Tweeting data about the location of osprey nests to protect the species and ecosystem.
A closer look at cyanotoxins in a North Carolina lake reveals safe levels for users, and a baseline for researchers moving forward.
The Jefferson Project at Lake George is now 95% complete, and has already yielded fascinating results; this smart lake is a model for other lake systems.
Recent findings show that thawing permafrost is causing browning in Arctic and subarctic freshwaters, with serious consequences locally and globally.
Surfers and other beach users in Indiana are pursuing a lawsuit, hoping to make US Steel follow the regulations for chromium dumping in Lake Michigan.
As a sturgeon biologist makes spearing season go smoothly, local biologists protect water quality and recreational use around Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin.
Maryville, Missouri officials along with state officials have successfully dealt with an algal bloom affecting drinking water caused by a very warm winter.
A team has unraveled the mystery of why wild rice won’t grow in water with high levels of sulfate—and the other consequences of sulfate in waterways.
Researchers have begun to unpack the sources and levels of mercury pollution in the Great Lakes—as well as determine what can be done about it.
Citizen science matters: these two Michigan projects illustrate the importance of citizen science in the realm of water quality and climate change research.
Louisiana nonprofit organization monitors water quality on Lake Pontchartrain.
With a new grant, an ad-hoc monitoring network that sprang up after the Toledo water crisis is maturing into the premier Lake Erie observatory.
Scientists are using early warning data to protect the public health and balance competing interests surrounding the Colorado River and Lake Mead.
Superior Watershed Partnership deployed a new buoy in a remote area near Stannard Rock to provide Lake Superior weather data to locals and researchers.
Enhanced water quality monitoring in Utah Lake shows three types of cyanobacteria algae blooms inhabiting the lake simultaneously.
Researchers at Ohio State University’s Stone Lab gather algae measurements using a cellular data buoy with the goal of one day predicting bloom toxicity.
Scientists at the University of Michigan have led the development of the Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Framework, GLAHF, an impressive geospatial database.