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Algae blooms a continued threat in Ohio

Ohio has become a key state to watch when it comes to treating toxic blooms: last summer, huge hazardous algal blooms shut down drinking water intakes along the Ohio River, and the problem still lingers.

Michigan adds Lake Erie to list of impaired waters

Michigan has designated its portion of the Western Lake Erie Basin as an impaired watershed under the Clean Water Act following a harmful algal bloom that scientists say was smaller – but more toxic – than last year.

The beginning of modern tile drainage

Working for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Services, Drainage Contractor columnist James L. Fouss and his colleague, Norman Fausey, conducted pioneering drainage research between 1960 and 1974. A two-part video containing slides from that period is now available online.
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Taking stock

When Matt Schwarz, an environmental contaminants specialist with the South Dakota Ecological Services Field Office for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, noticed more and more farms installing drainage systems, he began to wonder what impact this might be having on the area’s wetlands.

So, he turned to Jake Kerby, an associate professor at the University of South Dakota, to study the situation. “Because the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a number of water fowl production areas, he noticed tile drains collecting in outlet points and draining right into the wetland,” Kerby says. » Read more...

2017 LICA National Winter Convention

March 4-6, 2017
Location: Las Vegas » >>Learn More

2017 LICA National Summer Meeting

July 11-16, 2017
Location: Elegante Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO » >>Learn More