Text a buoy and it’ll text you back: Making Lake Erie the most connected Great Lake

Cleveland.com, by Laura Johnston

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The biggest wave in Lake Erie this past summer topped 11 feet. The highest water temperature reached nearly 80 degrees.

That’s according to data from a smart buoy near Cleveland’s water intake crib, about 3 miles north of the downtown shore.

Lake Erie has about 20 smart buoys, some privately owned and some public, which cost tens of thousands of dollars and measure all kinds of data:

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