Preventing a Great Lakes Drinking Water Crisis (Video)

Preventing a Great Lakes Drinking Water Crisis (Video)

This video shows how NOAA and it's partners work for the people of the Great Lakes who rely on them for their drinking water, business and recreation.

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Limnotech buoy near Cleveland Water intake - Ed Verhamme Limnotech (Image source: NOAA)

A new generation of high-tech buoys and new NOAA models offsite link are working together to keep the water safe to drink for more than 1.5 million Cleveland Water customers.

The network of buoys in Lake Erie – some from NOAA, some from LimnoTechoffsite link and other private companies – are measuring vital criteria such as dissolved oxygen levels, water temperature, pressure, wind speed and direction that when input into experimental NOAA models, alert NOAA scientists when water with low-oxygen levels and/or harmful algae moves close enough to the Cleveland water intake systems to contaminate the drinking water.

Watch this video (below) produced by our partner, Ocean Conservancy, to see how Cleveland is using the latest science to prevent the next drinking water crisis.

Source: NOAA