US-Canadian agency seeks deep cutbacks in phosphorus runoff to rein in Lake Erie algae blooms

  • by: JOHN FLESHER , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 27, 2014 - 4:35 PM

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Sharp cutbacks in phosphorus runoff into Lake Erie are needed to counter a worsening problem of algae blooms that degrade water quality, harm fish and chase away tourists, a U.S.-Canadian agency said in a report to both governments Thursday.

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