Who P'd in the Water?
Who P'd in the Water? EEES1130
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Wednesday August 26 2015 Who P d in the Water What is Microcystin Blooms where your drinking water originates Algal Bloom produces Microcystin Wrecks your liver hepatotoxin Major Algae Groups in Lake Erie 1 Diatoms Big part of the food web 2 Greens 3 BlueGreens Cyanobacteria Make complex compoundsMicrocystin Natural and Necessary part of the lakes ecology Algal Composition Related to Phosphorus P Concentration More Phosphorus more Microcystin Excessive Phosphorus Harmful Algal Blooms HABs 2011 largest algal bloom on record Why are HABs Increasing World Wide 1 Agricultural Intensification 2 Food Choices 3 Concentrated Populations 4 In short PEOPLE Spring Phosphorus loadings are the best predictor of the bloom intensity Other factors include Temperature Rainfall timing and intensity Sunlight Predation Agriculture intensified for feed and fuel Class Discussion writing activity Plan to reduce Phosphorus load in Lake Erie by role playing a Concerned Citizen Farmer 0H EPA Administrator and State Legislator