Since 2002, the Lake Erie Center (LEC) has been collecting data on water quality conditions in Western Lake Erie as part of an ongoing monitoring program. Constituents include physical parameters, nutrients, chlorophyll a, and harmful algal bloom (HAB) indicators. Funding for data collection has been provided by the following:

  • Center for Innovative Food Technology
  • Lake Erie Protection Fund
  • NASA
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • National Science Foundation
  • Ohio Department of Higher Education
  • Ohio Sea Grant
  • University of Michigan Graham Sustainability Institute
  • University of Toledo
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

This archived data website was developed with funding provided by the Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS). For real-time data from the University of Toledo water quality buoy located in Maumee Bay and other Lake Erie buoys, please see the GLOS HABS Portal.