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(Toledo News Now)   Toledo water crisis, day two bugaloo: still can't consume city water, but healthy adults can shower provided they have a healthy liver. Whew, that was a close one. LGT water distribution information   (toledonewsnow.com) divider line 125
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2014-08-03 12:16:10 PM
H20 toxin ratio of Toledo water supply: 90/10

H2O of beer: enough

/problem solved
 
2014-08-03 12:23:42 PM
What happened to their water?
 
2014-08-03 12:33:36 PM

raerae1980: What happened to their water?


If only there was a website where you could type in words and ask it to search the inter tubes for you based on those words.
 
2014-08-03 12:59:18 PM

Speaker2Animals: raerae1980: What happened to their water?

If only there was a website where you could type in words and ask it to search the inter tubes for you based on those words.


I thought that was what Fark was for.
 
2014-08-03 01:00:05 PM

raerae1980: What happened to their water?

If you drink from Lake Superior, you become superior. If you drink from Lake Erie ... do you get it now?
 
2014-08-03 01:00:06 PM
Fracking waste water doesn't have any nasty critters in it.

/just sayin'
 
2014-08-03 01:00:46 PM
Fun times here in NW OH.  Kroger  was supposedly getting in a crapload of water this morning.  Just went to the one down the street...... Not a damn bottle on the shelf.  Luckily, we stocked up yesterday morning before the shiat really hit the fan.  Now we just wait for the all clear, which I doubt will be any time soon.  Weather conditions are not going to help break up the algae......
 
2014-08-03 01:02:10 PM
So this was the fault of the ranchers?

static2.wikia.nocookie.net

Is that what you're saying, subbie?
 
2014-08-03 01:03:07 PM
/ Upset
// Can't water the petunias

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2014-08-03 01:03:20 PM

raerae1980: What happened to their water?


Speaker2Animals: raerae1980: What happened to their water?

If only there was a website where you could type in words and ask it to search the inter tubes for you based on those words.


Thank the Lord Jebus, there is just such a thing!
 
2014-08-03 01:04:10 PM
 
2014-08-03 01:05:18 PM

raerae1980: What happened to their water?


Microcystin, attributed to an algae bloom, has been detected in the water supply.
 
2014-08-03 01:05:30 PM
*shakes fists at Weasel*
 
2014-08-03 01:06:07 PM

Speaker2Animals: raerae1980: What happened to their water?

If only there was a website where you could type in words and ask it to search the inter tubes for you based on those words.


Sure, but it would have been nice if TFA linked-to had any actual, you know, information in it.
 
2014-08-03 01:08:11 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: raerae1980: What happened to their water?

Speaker2Animals: raerae1980: What happened to their water?

If only there was a website where you could type in words and ask it to search the inter tubes for you based on those words.

Thank the Lord Jebus, there is just such a thing!


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2014-08-03 01:08:48 PM

Stone Meadow: Sure, but it would have been nice if TFA linked-to had any actual, you know, information in it.


Mostly all you need to know is to not go to Toledo, but you should have known that already.  That is just common sense.
 
2014-08-03 01:09:12 PM
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Sight seeing in Ohio.
 
2014-08-03 01:09:55 PM
http://www.wbuf.noaa.gov/laketemps/laketemps.php

72 degrees seems hot for a lake (Erie).  I was at the Indiana Dunes in mid-June and the water temp was 58.  I took a swim and that was the definition of refreshing.

In other news, it was my first time in Lake Michigan in 20 years.  The water is so clear now.  I remember it being brown and silty.  Now it looks like the Gulf of Mexico.   Awesome.
 
2014-08-03 01:12:01 PM
Just got back from Meijer in Oregon (next to Toledo, not on the West Coast) and that place was on fire. I only needed beer and pet food, but they had cases of water at the normal price, limit 4, still there. But people are freaking out like "bread and milk" style.

A couple of local stations have suspended all regular programming for wall-to-wall coverage.
 
2014-08-03 01:15:09 PM

Lake Erie, which is a source of drinking water for the Toledo water system may have been impacted by a harmful algal bloom (HAB).


Can't they just set L. Erie on fire again to kill the algae?
 
2014-08-03 01:17:13 PM

Panty Sniffer: Stone Meadow: Sure, but it would have been nice if TFA linked-to had any actual, you know, information in it.

Mostly all you need to know is to not go to Toledo, but you should have known that already.  That is just common sense.


Good point. Even though I've never been to Toledo, I HAVE been to Dayton and Columbus, which should have been clue enough. I'll try harder in future.
 
2014-08-03 01:17:41 PM

raerae1980: What happened to their water?


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2014-08-03 01:19:59 PM

hardinparamedic: So this was the fault of the ranchers?

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Is that what you're saying, subbie?


did you use glenn beck's chalkboard to figure out the secret code?
 
2014-08-03 01:21:27 PM

Panty Sniffer: Speaker2Animals: raerae1980: What happened to their water?

If only there was a website where you could type in words and ask it to search the inter tubes for you based on those words.

I thought that was what Fark was for.


It would be nice if the article explained what happened and didn't assume everyone reading it knew already.
 
2014-08-03 01:24:34 PM
Climate change and global warming will be blamed for sure.  Some  are blaming farming's use of fertilizer for creating alge in the shallows of lake Erie which may cause the deadly toxin to be created.  Some are already calling it a conspiracy, a ploy, to get emergency federal funding for a new water treatment plant in Toledo.  This would make it a real life 'WaterGate', and yes, the hotel was by the water....LOL.

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2014-08-03 01:25:18 PM
"healthy adults can shower provided they have a healthy liver"

Looks like our Toledo area Farkers won't be showering today
 
2014-08-03 01:26:36 PM
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2014-08-03 01:27:27 PM

Rapmaster2000: http://www.wbuf.noaa.gov/laketemps/laketemps.php

72 degrees seems hot for a lake (Erie).  I was at the Indiana Dunes in mid-June and the water temp was 58.  I took a swim and that was the definition of refreshing.

In other news, it was my first time in Lake Michigan in 20 years.  The water is so clear now.  I remember it being brown and silty.  Now it looks like the Gulf of Mexico.   Awesome.


I grew up in Houston. Can I guess that you mean some other Gulf of Mexico? (I know the eastern Gulf is supposed to be pretty).
 
2014-08-03 01:29:03 PM
Oh algae blooms; why you do dis?
 
2014-08-03 01:31:37 PM

Now I Is!: It would be nice if the article explained what happened and didn't assume everyone reading it knew already.


Presumably those in Toledo already know the situation.  The article is intended to be read by people in Toronto.  Toronto?  Toledo.  But, yeah, to people like us that have no intention of ever going to Toledo it would be nice if they mentioned the algae bloom.  I was also curious about what caused the problem, but do not really care.
 
2014-08-03 01:31:54 PM
California here...  at least you HAVE water.
 
2014-08-03 01:33:17 PM

DrunkWithImpotence: California here...  at least you HAVE water.

.....for now.

Fix if for you.
 
2014-08-03 01:37:52 PM
Headline=LGT water distribution info. This thread=Durr, why doesnt the link tell us more info?/facepalm.jpg
 
2014-08-03 01:38:40 PM
Would it kill you to take a bath?

Welllllll, actually.....
 
2014-08-03 01:43:19 PM
Saw a guy with a cart so full of all types of bottled water that gallons were falling out of the cart as he went through the line here at Meijer in Ann Arbor (40ish miles? away). He had that crazed look on his face like the guy piling gold coins into his pockets as the cave is coming down around him. For that much trouble why aren't neighboring communities offering their taps to fill any containers folks can bring? I didn't realize that's what the guy was doing (until I got home and saw articles) or I would've just said "hey, buy some camping bladders and follow me home."
 
2014-08-03 01:45:12 PM

brap: Would it kill you to take a bath?

Welllllll, actually.....


Oh yeah, they told us it's okay to shower, but don't get it in your eyes, open skin, mucus membranes, or even breathe in the steam/mist.
 
2014-08-03 01:47:46 PM
You know, I guessed an algal bloom and seems I pegged it right.  I have family that lives south of Toledo, but they have well water.  Shallow lake, summer, lots of nitrogen fertilizer from run off for algae to use.  The odd thing is it has been sort of cool and wet, but all the rain may have added some goodies from the fields.  Never a good mix.

I learned my lesson about small inland lakes next to farms a few summers back. Especially small lakes near cow and or pig farms.  Ended up with a swelled up liver from hepatitis A, a week in the hospital.   Still paying for that bullshiat.
 
2014-08-03 01:55:29 PM

SamWaters: Climate change and global warming will be blamed for sure.  Some  are blaming farming's use of fertilizer for creating alge in the shallows of lake Erie which may cause the deadly toxin to be created.  Some are already calling it a conspiracy, a ploy, to get emergency federal funding for a new water treatment plant in Toledo.  This would make it a real life 'WaterGate', and yes, the hotel was by the water....LOL.


Fertilizer can pretty easily be shown to be mostly to blame for this. That's why we're blaming that. Global warming doesn't help, as it contributes to higher temperatures in this area.

Not all fertilizer comes from farming though. A huge amount is used to make our lawns "pretty."
 
2014-08-03 02:04:22 PM

Smoke 'n' Pancake: Fun times here in NW OH.  Kroger  was supposedly getting in a crapload of water this morning.  Just went to the one down the street...... Not a damn bottle on the shelf.  Luckily, we stocked up yesterday morning before the shiat really hit the fan.  Now we just wait for the all clear, which I doubt will be any time soon.  Weather conditions are not going to help break up the algae......


Someone was telling me yesterday the Korgers here in Columbus even started rationing water (which makes zero sense given anything south of Marion or so is in a completely different watershed and are unaffected).
 
2014-08-03 02:05:09 PM

Stone Meadow: Panty Sniffer: Stone Meadow: Sure, but it would have been nice if TFA linked-to had any actual, you know, information in it.

Mostly all you need to know is to not go to Toledo, but you should have known that already.  That is just common sense.

Good point. Even though I've never been to Toledo, I HAVE been to Dayton and Columbus, which should have been clue enough. I'll try harder in future.


All of Ohio is terrible.  There is no reason whatsoever for anyone to be here.

But you're on Fark, so you already know that.
 
2014-08-03 02:09:23 PM
I live in Toledo, but left for a nice week vacation at a lake house past Fort Wayne Friday evening. The texts started rolling in Saturday. Had my sister up all Saturday, and sent her back with some gallons for my parents. Damn doomsday preppers bought every drop available in town. She said she heard a neighborhood BP was selling cases for $28 a piece. I really hope there is a law against this. /Enjoying the lake. Just got back from a canoe ride with the lady //plenty o water here
 
2014-08-03 02:09:54 PM

LazarusLong42: SamWaters: Climate change and global warming will be blamed for sure.  Some  are blaming farming's use of fertilizer for creating alge in the shallows of lake Erie which may cause the deadly toxin to be created.  Some are already calling it a conspiracy, a ploy, to get emergency federal funding for a new water treatment plant in Toledo.  This would make it a real life 'WaterGate', and yes, the hotel was by the water....LOL.

Fertilizer can pretty easily be shown to be mostly to blame for this. That's why we're blaming that. Global warming doesn't help, as it contributes to higher temperatures in this area.

Not all fertilizer comes from farming though. A huge amount is used to make our lawns "pretty."


True -- but the Maumee is lined by hundreds of big farm operations and the ag runoff dwarfs residential pollution. There's also the problem of sewage treatment plants being overwhelmed by large rainfalls, and those have been happening a lot in Ohio this summer.
 
2014-08-03 02:11:01 PM
Time for cheney to hand over the keys for the FEMA camps
 
2014-08-03 02:12:06 PM

angstycoder: Smoke 'n' Pancake: Fun times here in NW OH.  Kroger  was supposedly getting in a crapload of water this morning.  Just went to the one down the street...... Not a damn bottle on the shelf.  Luckily, we stocked up yesterday morning before the shiat really hit the fan.  Now we just wait for the all clear, which I doubt will be any time soon.  Weather conditions are not going to help break up the algae......

Someone was telling me yesterday the Korgers here in Columbus even started rationing water (which makes zero sense given anything south of Marion or so is in a completely different watershed and are unaffected).


People are driving an hour and a half away to stock up. Hundreds of thousands of people have no water here.
 
2014-08-03 02:13:57 PM
There were lines at Costco, and police had to break up several fights.
 
2014-08-03 02:16:43 PM
It begins.  Next, we will have blight on the crops, the locusts, the frogs and finally, the fire tornadoes.  Thus will the frozen warriors be freed from their icy prisons to go forth and avenge their ancestors, and the rivers will run with blood (in Ohio).
 
2014-08-03 02:17:24 PM
In all seriousness, we in WV who recently had our own water crisis wish you the best. We know how it feels.
 
2014-08-03 02:36:20 PM
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America's a "1st world" country, huh?
 
2014-08-03 02:38:41 PM
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2014-08-03 02:42:31 PM
Not a single day goes by without John Brunner being proved prescient again.
 
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