Scientists studying how wetlands can help Lake ErieTom JacksonJul 11, 2022 4:00 PMSANDUSKY — Scientists in Ohio are studying how construction ...

Scientists studying how wetlands can help Lake ErieTom JacksonJul 11, 2022 4:00 PMSANDUSKY — Scientists in Ohio are studying how construction ...Scientists studying how wetlands can help Lake Erie

Tom Jackson
Jul 11, 2022 4:00 PM
SANDUSKY — Scientists in Ohio are studying how construction and restoration of wetlands can help enhance clean water in Ohio, including the effort to reduce harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie.

The first annual report of the ongoing study will be issued in winter, although it will still be too early to answer many of the questions scientists have, said Janice Kerns, one of the scientists leading the effort.

“This initial report will primarily include the level of effort conducted to set up monitoring across the various H2Ohio wetland sites,” said Kerns, who also serves as reserve manager for the Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve in Huron. It’s also a state nature preserve.

Wetlands construction is one of the key components of the H2Ohio, the DeWine administration’s name for its clean water efforts, which are focusing on reducing the runoff of phosphorus into Lake Erie to reduce the size of the annual summer harmful algal blooms.
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