Modern technology is producing a much better picture of the bottoms of the Great Lakes.
Researchers are expecting that record-setting rains in Ohio and neighboring states in recent months will fuel a large mass of algae on the lake.
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TOLEDO, Ohio — The toxic algae that spread across Lake Erie this summer roughly matched its third-most severe bloom in 15 years, government researchers said earlier this week. The algae outbreak on the shallowest of the Great Lakes had two peaks this year in August and again in mid-September, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It left behind…