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What is in Clinton River ?

August 5, 2015

Aerial view of Harley Ensign Marina peninsula as Clinton River discharges into Lake St. Clair.

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On July 28, 2015, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite captured images of algal blooms around the Great Lakes, visible as swirls of green in this image of Lake St. Clair and in western Lake Erie.

Scientists expected the 2015 season would be severe regarding  harmful algal blooms.

Harmful algal blooms can lead to fish kills and affect water recreation safety.

A new multi-agency system is expected to make the color satellite imagery more easily available to environmental and water quality managers.

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey

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