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Don't go near the water!

Ohio's largest inland lake closed by toxic algae bloom

Updated: September 21, 2010, 2:41 AM ET
By W. H. "Chip" Gross | ESPNOutdoors.com

It's as if a neutron bomb exploded above Ohio's Grand Lake St. Marys.

The lake is intact, but the people are gone -- no one fishing, swimming, or boating. And for good reason. Ohio's largest inland lake (13,500 acres) has been closed for months due to a bloom of toxic blue-green algae.

The lake's closure has not only been disappointing for area anglers, but in a down economy has also been devastating for bait and tackle store, marina, and other business owners dependent upon the ...

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