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Many concerned with water quality of Lake St. Clair

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) - Labor Day weekend is prime time for boating, fishing and water sports, but many property owners on Lake St. Clair are a bit concerned.

They are people who love the lake, but are worried about the water quality and the safety of the drinking water.

Green muck along the shoreline in Harrison Township has been a persistent problem and it looks awfully familiar.

A video from Toledo shows a glass of green, gooey water from Lake Erie where people couldn't drink water from toxins as a result of algae.

Could the same thing happen in Lake St. Clair? Some experts and concerned citizens say you bet.

"We're here because this is your drinking water," said Doug Martz, a St. Clair channel keeper. "Could we have a problem with toxic algae hitting the intakes here, absolutely."

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