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Welcome to the Ohio Nowcast for Maumee Bay State Park

Maumee BayMaumee Bay State Park is operated by Ohio Department of Natural Resources.  The nowcast has been used at the Lake Erie beach since 2011.

The information on this page is updated by the University of Toledo, Lake Erie Center by 9:30 AM (EDT) 5 days/week during the swimming season. This nowcast issues advisories and predicts the probability once a day at the posted time only. Storms are likely to result in a quick change in water quality.

For futher information, contact Pam Struffolino, University of Toledo (pamela.struffolino@utoledo.edu, 419-530-8380).

Beach
Date / time
Beach Advisory Information

Maumee Bay

7/31/2014   9:35:00 AM
A swimming advisory is NOT in effect at this time
 
Beach
Date / time

Probability that E. coli exceeds the  safe level (percent)

Water temperature (degrees F)
Predicted water quality
Maumee Bay
7/31/2014   9:35:00 AM
16.09

70.4

Good
 
Beach
Date
Culture method (MPN / 100 mL)
Maumee Bay
7/31/2014
Maumee Bay
7/30/2014
Maumee Bay
7/29/2014
37
 

RP: Results pending
NS: No sample collected on this date.

Variables used in the Maumee Bay State Park nowcast models

For Maumee Bay State Park Lakeside Beach, two models were developed; which model is used is dependent on the direction of flow in Berger Ditch.

Models in the Maumee Bay State Park nowcast―2014

 

Positive flow in Berger Ditch

Negative flow in Berger Ditch

VARIABLES

 

 

Turbidity

X

X

Discharge in Berger Ditch, 7:30 a.m. instantaneous

 

X

Solar radiation, previous day total (OARDC North Central Station)

 

X

Lake level, change in 24 hours (Toledo station 9063085)

 

X

Wind code at 8 a.m. (Toledo Executive Airport, formerly Metcalf Field)

X

X

THRESHOLD PROBABILITY

35%

40%

a wind code (2 categories) is based on wind direction —N to E winds are coded as “1” and all other wind directions and no wind are coded as “0.1”.

 

View seasonal data on E. coli concentrations and water quality.

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