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MI - Bill Addressing Great Lakes Water Levels and Shoreline Erosion Is Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan bill authored by U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) – the top Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee – to address rising water levels and shoreline erosion in the Great Lakes has been signed into law.

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Waterways

Great Lakes - Northern Lakes at Risk of Losing Ice Cover Permanently, Impacting Drinking Water

Close to 5,700 lakes in the Northern Hemisphere may permanently lose ice cover this century, 179 of them in the next decade, at current greenhouse gas emissions, despite a possible polar vortex this year, researchers at York University have found.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MI - Soo Locks Closing for Seasonal Repair, Maintenance

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has several projects to complete before reopening the locks in March.

Great Lakes
Engineering

IL/MI - Illinois agrees to use Michigan’s $8M toward Asian carp gauntlet

LANSING, MI — Construction of a gauntlet meant to keep invasive carp from reaching the Great Lakes took a leap toward reality this week with an announcement that Illinois will fund initial costs using $8 million from the state of Michigan.

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Federal

USA - New Bill to Address Shoreline Erosion on Great Lakes Communities Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan bill to address rising water levels and shoreline erosion in the Great Lakes has been signed into law.

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Waterways

WI - Gov. Evers Announces More Than $6 Million in Harbor Assistance

Gov. Tony Evers today announced grants for nine harbor maintenance and improvement projects in Wisconsin.

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Waterways

USA - Great Lakes Shipping Hit With Demand Slump Amid Pandemic

Traffic is down at the Soo Locks. Demand for iron ore and other commodities is down compared to last year. But some Great Lakes shipping companies are beginning to see things get a little bit better.

Great Lakes
Advocacy

USA - Great Lakes Advocates Look to Biden Administration to Take on Climate Change: ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’

With the Earth on track to finish out another year among the warmest on record and the impact of climate change mounting around the globe, advocates around the Great Lakes are looking ahead to what a new administration could mean for the Midwest, the region containing one of the world’s largest freshwater sources.

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Federal

Great Lakes - Congress OKs Loans for Beach Towns Struggling With High Water

Bipartisan legislation meant to assist Great Lakes coastal communities struggling with high water and shoreline erosion is headed to President Trump’s desk.

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Waterways

OH - A Small Step Toward a Cleaner Lake Erie

Cleaning up Lake Erie and ending the annual threat of toxic algae blooms is going to require reducing the pollution flowing out into the open lake.

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Waterways

MI - A Year After It Was Drained for ‘Emergency’ Repair, Morrow Lake Refill Begins

KALAMAZOO, MI — An impounded section of the Kalamazoo River will become a lake again now that repairs are finished on a hydroelectric dam that allowed huge quantities of sediment to wash downstream after the reservoir was drained.

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Property

USA - The Great Lakes’ Eroding Beaches

The Midwest isn’t what comes to mind when we think of America’s coastlines, but the total U.S. coastline of the Great Lakes is more in miles than both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MI - As Lake Michigan Beaches Erode, Millions of Dollars Have Been Poured Into Temporary Solutions

LUDINGTON, Mich. – As the wind whipped across the top of the Big Sable Point lighthouse, one of the most famous and beloved on the Great Lakes, Jim Gallie pointed to the disappearing beach: “It’s been progressively getting worse.”

Great Lakes
Engineering

The Great Lakes - More Than Just an Economic Engine

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced yesterday that they have secured a major increase in federal funding to dredge and maintain federal Great Lakes harbors in the final Water Resources Development Act.

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Engineering

IN - High Waves on Porter County Lakefront Give Recent Erosion-Mitigation Efforts Their ‘First Big Test’

Efforts to protect the eroding Lake Michigan shoreline in Porter County are expected to be put to the test by a forecast of high waves through Tuesday.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MI - A Submerged ‘High Water Mark’ Upends Michigan’s Control of the Beach

LANSING, MI — The “high water mark” along the Lake Michigan and Lake Huron coastline in the state of Michigan was underwater for more than a year and hardly anyone noticed.

Great Lakes
Advocacy

USA - Our Great Lakes Are Battered and Need Help

A bipartisan group is leading a push to shore up the Great Lakes which have been battered by storms, high water and widespread coastal erosion in recent years.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MI - The battle for Lake Michigan: As beaches erode, millions of dollars have been poured into temporary solutions. Can anyone find a long-term fix?

LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN — As the wind whipped across the top of the Big Sable Point lighthouse, one of the most famous and beloved on the Great Lakes, Jim Gallie pointed to the disappearing beach: “It’s been progressively getting worse.”

Great Lakes
Engineering

MN - Army Corps of Engineers Issues Enbridge Permit for $2.6B Pipeline Across Northern Minnesota

The permit is last big hurdle for the construction project, which will be one of largest in recent history for Minnesota.

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