Great Lakes

6:18 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Lake Michigan-Huron Water Level Near Record Low

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says water levels on Lakes Michigan and Huron are nearly at record low levels because of drought and evaporation.

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6:36 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Study Finds No High-Risk Pathways for Asian Carp

Asian Carp Reg'l Coordinating Committee

A federal study of 18 potential aquatic links between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds says none of them are likely pathways to the lakes for Asian carp.

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10:08 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Dropping Lake Michigan Level Hits Homes, Boats

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Drought conditions are contributing to a continued drop in the level of Lake Michigan, and operators of harbors and docks in the northwestern Lower Peninsula say it's causing hazards and hassles for residents and boaters.

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11:30 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project Works to Reduce Drownings

Former East Lansing Fire Marshall Bob Pratt founded the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project.
Photo courtesy of East Lansing Fire Department

Eighty-seven people drowned in the Great Lakes last year.  That’s tragic and unacceptable, according to Bob Pratt.   In 2007, Pratt founded the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project and started training surfers in lifesaving techniques. 

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