Water Pollution on Lake Huron Water Pollution on Lake Huron Introduction Pollution is the presence of dangerous and unwanted substances in the ecosystem that causes imbalance and health hazards to the living. Water pollution is the presence of unwanted substances or particles in water, which causes imbalance in water systems. Lake Huron is among the largest fresh water sources in the States located in North America.
When you think of problems in the world today, water pollution isn’t one that would normally come up. In fact it is one of the worst problems in the world today. Water pollution, by definition, is the contamination of streams, lakes, underground water, bays, or oceans by any substances harmful to living things. All living things contain water and most need water to survive, so water pollution is a big problem. If severe, the pollution can kill off birds, fish, and any animals that use the water source. In some cases even killing an entire species.
There are many problems in Ohio that require attention for them to be solved. One of our main problems in Ohio right now is the level of algae we have in our lakes and rivers. Having algae in our lakes and rivers is dangerous for our present and future. Having our community drink water with algae in it can get people sick and poisoned. There have been many large algae blooms within these past few years, and having no preparations for the algae in the water caused immense panic in the community. There were stores that limited one case of water per customer, and most stores didn’t even have any water after only a couple hours, while the tap water wasn’t safe for only three days. Given that we didn’t know how long the algae would be in our water, no one was prepared and officials couldn’t tell us exactly when the water would be clean again. Most of the phosphorus that causes the algae to grow comes from our crops, like corn and wheat, being fertilized. This algae causes terror in our community and causes people to react in terrible ways. We need to have a solution figured out so that the terror stops and our families are safe. Having no water is one of the worst situations for so many people to be in when they aren’t prepared for it. This is an issue not only for our community, but for our whole country.
Pollution is a big thing going on right now globally. Generally in Canada its pollution to the air we breath and the water we drink. Did you know that Canada has 10 most polluted rivers- some of which are Petitcodiac River, Okanogan river and Eastmain River? The most frequent way the water in Canada get polluted is from dumping waste, cities, agricultural and industrial wastes. The great lakes is a big resource for both Canada and
In 1972 The United States and Canada signed the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement to try to control pollution in there waterways. Since then very little has improved. Scientists in Ohio studying the pollution
Lake Erie had become extremely polluted and it needs your help! Because in the 1960 people dumped all their trash and pollutants into the lake. So the effect of that is it get blue green algae. People called lake erie the burning lake or the dead lake Lake Erie contained
Water is an important resource and weather agent in our world, and the Great Lakes Region has an intimate relationship with water. The region was shaped by glaciers long ago and continues to be shaped by flowing surface water today. Groundwater is very pure in the area, which allows for plants, animals, and humans to thrive there. Migration into the area can be related to the groundwater found there. Human use of the water results in man-made structures, water flow alteration, and changes in water quality. Water is very influential in the Great Lakes Region.
Yes, I agree with your post. I just would like to comment regarding the air pollution. The pollution in the air causes quite a few problems in the nineteenth century such as: the trees started to dye, the smoke irritated the nose and they was prone to other diseases. “The poor immigrants and blacks who lived and worked in crowed inner cities were especially prone to diphtheria and pneumonia” (Merchant, 120). The air pollution was mainly in the towns where there was coal burning
The way of Non-point source pollution in the Great Lakes • Atmospheric precipitation Many contaminants settle out of the atmosphere, such as acid rain, the pollutants and nutrients will transport from distant places by air depositing into the lake as the form of rain. The first pollutants as atmospheric deposition on the Great Lakes were phosphorus. It is found that about 20 percent phosphorus entering Lake Michigan comes from the atmosphere by determination of rain, snow and dust. Since phosphorus pollution generated by this approach cannot be controlled, so it is more urgent to reduce the phosphorus content of detergent, sewer and effluent fertilizers. People found fish in a lake of Lake Superior in a remote island containing PCBs and toxaphene, and this place isolated with no direct way to pollution. This determines the long-range transport of pollutants through the atmosphere and settlement in the lake. In fact the processes of material transport through atmospheric was very complex. For instance PCBs was insoluble in water, so as to re-enter the atmosphere during evaporation or connected together into small particles. A lot of PCBs volatilize from the lake, meanwhile, PCBs coming from various parts of the air mass experience the sedimentation on the lake. Other than that the contaminated sediment is another way to cause pollution of the lake. This is problems of the most urban industrial areas. Even if there is likely to remove severely contaminated sediments in
Since the 1960’s, Lake Erie has been recovering from its unhealthy state and it’s public status. Lake Erie was terribly polluted that lead to fires and algae which was something locals were not happy about. Lake Erie’s water even got to the point of restriction. Pollutants were being dumped and phosphorus, fertilizers and pesticides were leaking into rivers that would later lead into Lake Erie. “As a result of these pollutants, Lake Erie contained increased levels of phosphorus and nitrogen, which contributed to eutrophication - a process that encourages the development of algal blooms.” (Rotman). Lake Erie was even known as the “burning river” or even the “dead lake”.
Intricate ecosystems joined together by seemingly never ending water reserves set the tone for Michigan's amazing great lakes, my personal appreciation of the great lakes reaches a new all time high every year I visit. The tender kisses from the sun as I spend my day enjoying the water feels irreplaceable. The risks being taken by our government that directly impact Michiganders and their surrounding courter-parts should be taken seriously.
rain has left many lakes in Canada totally devoid of life. There are three major sources of water pollution, they are municipal, industrial and agricultural. Municipal: This type of water pollution comes from the wastewater found only in homes and commercial establishments For many years people have been placing importance on treating the waste to remove harmful bacteria, etc. from it. Recently we are coming aware of the fact that we have to
The Dow Chemical Company needs to be held responsible for their role in mercury pollution in Lake Michigan. The mercury in the lake has not only directly affected the water but it has also indirectly affected certain parts of the Lake Michigan wildlife. Because of Dow Chemical’s part in this pollution they need to be held responsible for the water that was affected as well as the wildlife that was affected. The Great Lakes are a major resource for the states that boarder it and benefit from the water for drinking, not to mention countless other people who benefit because of fishing and trade that occurs within the lakes. Sadly, the Great Lakes, and specifically, Lake Michigan have been plagued with a history of pollution. This research will
I think that Georgia has an air pollution problem. From our cars, our hairsprays, the uses of heaters and air conditioners, and even the use of our washers; these items can potentially pose a threat to our air quality. There are approximately 10.43 million people that live in Georgia, and
Another factor contributing to the declination of Lake Sturgeons is the destruction of their habitat through pollution. Although the Great Lakes Protection Act is in effect, the connecting rivers are the main contributing source of pollution in the Great Lakes (8). Pollution levels are higher in the rivers than they are in the Great Lakes because the main sources of pollution are located near large rivers. For example, the erosion of clay and silt from agricultural land frequently ends up in the rivers by rain or wind (8). This results in sedimentation. High amounts of sediments in the water bury aquatic habitats and reduce water quality. The gravel that Lake Sturgeons like to spawn in is degraded by sedimentation. Another source of pollution