From the Toledo Blade:
East Harbor State Park in Ottawa County Wednesday had what is believed to be the first algae warning for swimmers posted along Ohio’s Lake Erie shoreline since at least the 1970s.
Similar advisories could be posted at other western Lake Erie beaches in the coming weeks, including Maumee Bay State Park and Port Clinton’s Lakeview city beach, officials said.
They would be in addition to the occasional postings the Ohio Department of Health makes for excessive beach bacteria.
“We are now looking at other sites,” Heidi Hetzel-Evans, Ohio DNR spokesman, said. “Our managers are prepared to post [advisories] if that’s what we need to do.”