The information on Maumee Bay State Park/ Wolfe Creek/ and the beach at Maumee Bay State Park are simply incorrect. Originally, and sometimes currently, beach closings at Maumee Bay have been due to ecoli that comes primarily from human sewage. If the author checks the data, about 75% of the reduction of beach closings at Maumee Bay State Park came from the installation of sewers upstream from Wolfe Creek. The original purpose of the wetland project was to reduce the other 25% of ecol. But when the algal blooms began to close the beaches at the park, the focus shifted to phosphorus for the wetland project. Students at UT stated that phosphorus data for testing in Wolfe Creek were very low and that phosphorus from Wolfe Creek was not a problem. As the Maumee Bay wetland project progressed, there has been more and more rhetoric about the constructed wetlands and its phosphorus benefits. The reality is there was little phosphorus to start with and there were many locations where the wetlands could have been constructed that would have captured far more phosphorus. But putting the wetlands in a state park was cheap and convenient. Lastly as to the comment on the relocation of Wolfe Creek, originally Wolfe Creek drained to a preserve known as little Cedar Point. Many supported Wolfe Creek being relocated to its natural flow,but that would not have supported creating a constructed wetlands in Maumee Bay State Park. The recommendation to construct wetlands at parks and other public places only makes sense if the wetlands would actually capture large amounts of phosphorous that can help Lake Erie.
ps The hand with the algae jar was mine and should have been so credited.

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