Lake Erie http://wrvo.org en Floating USGS lab continues monitoring of Great Lakes http://wrvo.org/post/floating-usgs-lab-continues-monitoring-great-lakes <p></p><p>The Great Lakes Fishery Commission estimates that more than 40 million people in the U.S. and Canada depend on the Great Lakes for food, drinking water and recreation. A state-of-the-art research vessel, called the “Muskie,” is currently making its way through Lake Erie collecting data samples for the U.S. Geological Survey.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:07:11 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 42562 at http://wrvo.org Floating USGS lab continues monitoring of Great Lakes Nationwide research project enlists public to help collect water data http://wrvo.org/post/nationwide-research-project-enlists-public-help-collect-water-data <p>Mobile technology has created some new opportunities for citizen scientists to play an active part in research, especially with tighter budgets. Now a nationwide project is enlisting the public to gather up-to-date information on water levels.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:03:57 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 40494 at http://wrvo.org Nationwide research project enlists public to help collect water data Farm run-off is polluting Lake Erie, says new report http://wrvo.org/post/farm-run-polluting-lake-erie-says-new-report <p>A new report called Taken By Storm released by the National Wildlife Foundation is highlighting the issue of excessive fertilizer runoff into Lake Erie. The resulting algal blooms can seriously impact the health of those who rely on its water. Thu, 02 May 2013 19:19:00 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 37159 at http://wrvo.org Farm run-off is polluting Lake Erie, says new report