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Protecting Northern Michigan's ​Water Resources

Guides for Homeowners

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

‘Algae’ is an umbrella term for a large group of aquatic organisms with the ability to photosynthesize. The phrase ‘Harmful Algal Blooms’ (HABs) refers to algae growing excessively and releasing […]

Swimmer’s Itch

What you should know about Swimmer’s Itch What is it? Swimmer’s itch (cercarial dermatitis) is a skin irritation caused by a larval form of certain flatworms from the family Schistosomatidae. Schistosome […]