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An aerial view of algae blooms in Lake Erie.
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It was this time five years ago that the city of Toledo placed a city-wide ban of tap water.

A cyanobacterial bloom on Lake Erie in 2013.
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Environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit pushing for more action to prevent the toxic bacterial blooms that plague Lake Erie's western basin each summer.

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A new study from the University of Michigan shows that blooms of harmful cyanobacteria in Lake Erie are so tough they can survive the winter.

A cyanobacterial bloom on Lake Erie in 2013.
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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell announced Tuesday that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is giving a grant of $585,702 to the Great Lakes Observing System. The money will go toward improving the collection and sharing of data on early signs of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Erie.