Posts Tagged ‘cleveland water’

Water-monitoring buoys launched in Lake Erie for the season

The Cleveland Water Department has launched two buoys for the season. The buoys’ sensors monitor Lake Erie 24/7, keeping track of water temperature, pH, turbidity, dissolved oxygen and other parameters to help address any changes in lake water quality before it is drawn into Cleveland’s four water treatment plants. The buoys work with the Great…

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How Cleveland Water gets from Lake Erie to your tap

Lake Erie provides drinking water for 11 million people — 3 million of them in Ohio, including 1.4 million in Cleveland. The Cleveland Water Department pumps water throughout Cuyahoga County and parts of five other counties, from four separate treatment plants, each with its own intake crib in Lake Erie. (The 5-mile crib is the…

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What the heck is Lake Erie’s dead zone?

It sounds like a horror movie: the dead zone. But it happens every year in the central basin of Lake Erie, when warmer water stratifies from the colder water below and the oxygen gets used up by decaying organisms. Fish flee because the water has too little oxygen for them to survive. Organisms that can’t…

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