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Lake Superior’s depth, cold temperature and surrounding environment make it an unlikely candidate for the algae blooms that forced Toledo, Ohio, residents to use bottled waters when toxins from algae affected Lake Erie. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Lake Erie’s toxic algae woes unlikely in Lake Superior

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The lack of large-scale, intensive agriculture in the Lake Superior watershed, coupled with the big lake’s cold water and great depth, are enough to prevent the kind of toxic algae bloom seen in recent days on Lake Erie.

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