US Army Corps of Engineers
Buffalo District

CORPS OF ENGINEERS ANNOUNCES WEB MEETING TO DISCUSS RECENT STUDY ON INFLUENCE OF OPEN LAKE PLACEMENT OF TOLEDO HARBOR DREDGED SEDIMENT ON HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS

Published Oct. 16, 2014
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District announces the release of a report itled: “Influence of Open-Lake Placement of Dredged Material on Western Lake Erie Basin Harmful Algal Blooms.”

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District announces the release of a report itled: “Influence of Open-Lake Placement of Dredged Material on Western Lake Erie Basin Harmful Algal Blooms.”

BUFFALO, NY -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District will host a web meeting on Monday, October 27, 2014, from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT to discuss a recently completed study by engineering consulting firms Ecology and Environment and LimnoTech on the placement of Toledo Harbor dredged sediment in the Western Lake Erie Basin and its influence on Harmful Algal Blooms.

The purpose of the study was to answer the question: “What is the potential for placement of Toledo Harbor dredged material in the Western Lake Erie Basin to influence Harmful Algal Blooms?” The study was conducted over a period of approximately 18 months and involved a comprehensive literature review, field sampling, laboratory analysis, and state-of-the-science water quality modeling.

Participation can be by phone only by following the Audio Conference Information or, a combination of phone and computer by following the Audio and Web Conference Instructions.  A copy of the presentation will also be available on the morning of the web meeting on the Buffalo District homepage (http://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Home.aspx) under the heading: “Featured Pages.”

USA Toll-Free: (877)336-1831

USA Caller Paid/International Toll: (404)443-6397

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Web Meeting Address: https://www.webmeeting.att.com

Meeting Number(s): (877)336-1831 or (404)443-6397

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The number of access ports for the web conference is limited; therefore, in order to maximize participation, please consider logging in as part of a co-located group, if possible.

The HAB report is available at the following link:

http://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Portals/45/docs/PublicReview/R-WLEB-Final-Report.pdf


Contact
Bruce Sanders
716-879-4410
bruce.i.sanders@usace.army.mil

Release no. 14-011