- Associated Press - Monday, December 14, 2015

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Government scientists say they think it’s possible to make quicker predictions of when harmful algae blooms will show up in Ohio’s lakes. And they say that will help prevent swimmers and boaters from getting sick.

Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey have been taking samples and measurements at Ohio lakes over the past few years in their efforts to come with a new way to forecast algae blooms.

Areas they looked at included state park beaches at Buckeye Lake, Buck Creek, Deer Creek, East Fork Lake and Maumee Bay.

The U.S. Geological Survey says future studies will focus on collecting more frequent data to develop models to use in an algae bloom prediction system.

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