Beaches are supposed to be for swimming, but at many Ohio lakes it’s swim at your own risk.
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Find out what is being done to improve the water quality in Ohio lakes in Monday’s Dayton Daily News.
“Are we going to have algae? Yes. Are we going to have scums from algae dying off? Yes. Are we going to have elevated microcystin toxin levels? Yes.”
Grand Lake St. Marys park manager Brian Miller.
For more information on Ohio’s beaches, including a list of current advisories, go to MyDaytonDailyNews.com.
This newspaper analyzed databases compiled by the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to find out what beaches have had the most E. coli advisories and the most potentially harmful levels of algal bloom toxins in recent years. We also talks to experts who have tracked the water quality at state lakes for decades.