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New study shows Great Lakes are facing stressors

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New information shows Lake Erie is in an uphill battle against invasive species. Scientists say our Great Lakes are dealing with multiple factors that could cause long term damage.

We've all heard the stories about zebra mussels and the round goby threatening the ecosystem of Lake Erie. Now all eyes are on Asian carp, making sure the large fish doesn't get in and destroy what's left.

Algae blooms are also a reoccurring problem. The Port Clinton News Herald reports a new study shows Lake Erie has one of the highest stress levels in the Great Lakes.

Two universities worked on the study and developed new maps that show what stressors are causing issues and where.

The scientists hope this mapping system provides a blueprint for a plan to stop the problems.

The maps takes climate, population and how close a power plant like Davis Besse is to the water.

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