Petoskey News-Review: Higher water levels impact Great Lakes and inland waters alike

There is one thing that is constant when it comes to Michigan’s lakes: water levels are always changing. Keith Kompoltowicz, chief of the Watershed Hydrology Branch with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said current levels are higher than several Continue reading Petoskey News-Review: Higher water levels impact Great Lakes and inland waters alike

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Toledo Blade op-ed: Learner & allies call for tougher action to rid Lake Erie of toxic algae bloom

Closing Gap Between Talk, Action with Lake By Howard Learner Published on July 30, 2016 Tuesday marks two years since nearly 500,000 Toledo-area residents were cut off from safe drinking water because toxic algae contaminated the public water supply. Predictions Continue reading Toledo Blade op-ed: Learner & allies call for tougher action to rid Lake Erie of toxic algae bloom

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Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: SS Badger is a Lake Michigan landmark

But for a yoga class, Jeffery Curtis might never have become captain of the SS Badger car and passenger ferry that plies the waters of Lake Michigan between Manitowoc and Ludington, Mich., from May into October. Curtis was named senior Continue reading Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: SS Badger is a Lake Michigan landmark

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Chicago Tribune’s Rutter: Lake Michigan reaffirms it’s a relentless, remorseless killer

Being the ultimate seducer, the curling breakers and ripples will wink knowingly and offer a gentle invitation to the water. Lake Michigan is like that. So beautiful, so warm and frothy; so innocently luxurious in summer. And then Lake Michigan Continue reading Chicago Tribune’s Rutter: Lake Michigan reaffirms it’s a relentless, remorseless killer

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NBC: Township preserves dunes along Lake Michigan

White River Township, MI (AP) Officials from the Land Conservancy of West Michigan say White River Township has closed two acres of Lake Michigan sand dunes after raising $970,000 to purchase the land. MLive.com reports that the announcement Wednesday comes Continue reading NBC: Township preserves dunes along Lake Michigan

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Wall Street Journal: States, Provinces Approve Wisconsin City’s Request for Great Lakes Water

A Wisconsin city’s request to tap into the Great Lakes to replace its tainted water supply is headed toward a final vote by the eight Great Lakes governors next month. Representatives of eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces approved Continue reading Wall Street Journal: States, Provinces Approve Wisconsin City’s Request for Great Lakes Water

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MLive: Smaller salmon being caught on Lake Michigan as Spring warms

MUSKEGON, MI – The future for king salmon on Lake Michigan may be murky, but Muskegon- based anglers are still having some luck tracking them down heading into the May 20 weekend. “We’re still getting salmon,” said Bill Funk, owner Continue reading MLive: Smaller salmon being caught on Lake Michigan as Spring warms

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