The Lake Erie LaMP 2011 Annual Report has also recognized this as one of the most important issues for Lake Erie.http://binational.net/lamp/le_ar_2011_en.pdf
"As part of its leadership role in restoring Lake Erie, the Lake
Erie LaMP Management Committee set and agreed to
indicator endpoints for total phosphorus concentrations for
surface water (see table). These targets are based on the best
available science, and when achieved, will reduce problem
algal blooms in the Lake. This will, in turn, improve fish and
wildlife habitat and recreational use of the lake, reduce
additional costs for drinking water treatment, and improve
hypoxia (low oxygen) in the central basin."
"Lake Erie water quality has taken a turn for the worse. The
algal blooms that threatened the Lake Erie ecosystem in the
1960s and 1970s have returned, and the extent and duration
of anoxia/hypoxia in the central basin continues to increase.
Growth of Cladophora, a type of algae..."