Top 10 Polluted Lakes in US

Grand Lake St. Mary’s, Ohio:largest inland lake at 13,500 acres, has been dubbed the “poster child” of the Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) affliction. In 2009, HABs began to cause problems at the lake.

Onondaga Lake, New York:is a lake in Central New York, immediately northwest of and adjacent to Syracuse, New York. It is not only one of the most polluted lakes in the country.

Lake Erie, Michigan:is the fourth-largest lake in North America (by surface area) and the eleventh largest worldwide. It is the Great Lakes’ southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume.

Utah Lake, Utah: Lake is one of the western United States’ largest natural freshwater lakes. Excessive nutrients cause large seasonal algal blooms, elevated pH, and possible cyanotoxin production. 

Lake Okeechobee, Florida: is Lake Okeechobee, often known as Florida’s Inland Sea. Due to its hundreds of thousands of acres of filthy lakes, Florida climbed to the top of another undignified list.

Lake Lanier, Georgia:When the millions of people who obtain their drinking water from Lake Lanier in Georgia turn on their taps, they may detect a strange flavor or odor.

Lake Michigan, Wisconsin:is the second-largest Great Lake by volume 1,180 cu mi (4,900 cu km) and third-largest by surface area (22,404 sq mi (58,030 sq km).

Oneida Lake, New York:With a total size of 79.8 square miles, Oneida Lake is the largest lake in the state of New York. The lake is near the Great Lakes, located northeast of Syracuse. 

Lake Kinkaid, Illinois:most mercury-polluted bodies of water. The pollution has contaminated every body of water in Illinois. The mercury comes from emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Lake Washington, Washington:is a big freshwater lake located near Seattle. It is the largest lake in King County and the state of Washington’s second-largest natural lake after Lake Chelan.

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