Great Lakes
Great Lakes
Fisheries

Climate change transforming where fish in the Great Lakes region live

Warming temperatures in the Great Lakes are already causing population shifts among cold water and warm water fish, including those in inland lakes.

Great Lakes
Engineering

Michigan: Great Lakes to continue high water level trend into the fall

DETROIT (WLUC) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces that based on preliminary August data, Lake Superior tied its record high for the month while Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie established new record high monthly mean water levels in August. Water levels on Lake Michigan-Huron and Lake Ontario were slightly below record highs, but still very high compared to average.

Gulf of Mexico
Federal

Bipartisan bill aims to restore the Great Lakes, increase funding

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is the largest investment in the Great Lakes in two decades. Federal agencies use GLRI resources to strategically target the biggest threats to the Great Lakes ecosystem and to accelerate progress toward long term goals.

Great Lakes
Engineering

Rising Lake Levels Impact Beaches In Rogers Park in Chicago's Shore

Rogers Park’s Juneway Beach — located at he curve of Sheridan Road near Calvary Cemetery, is one of Chicago’s beaches that has disappeared as a result of increased water levels in Lake Michigan.

Great Lakes
Engineering

Great Lake dwarfs sea-level rise. Water is up 6 feet

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — Streets are flooded in "Coast Guard City, USA," and the maritime rescue force is responding to dangerous events not seen for decades on Lake Michigan.

Great Lakes
Fisheries

Tons of boulders creating new $1 million reef in Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay

“Don’t get hit” reads one of the rocks getting dumped into Saginaw Bay to create a new underwater reef. The note painted on the rock is from a student who learned about the project in school.

Great Lakes
Waterways

Port of Green Bay traffic up amid high water on Great Lakes

High water levels on the Great Lakes are leading to a boom year for shipping through the Port of Green Bay.

Great Lakes
Federal

Sen. Rob Portman frustrated by continuing algal blooms on Lake Erie

Sen. Rob Portman’s three-day Lake Erie Tour wrapped up on Saturday with a Lake Erie fishing trip out of the Chagrin River, and a roundtable discussion at nearby Lakeline Village Hall.

Great Lakes
Science

New site posts daily satellite photos of Lake Erie algal blooms

There’s a new way to keep track of the harmful algal blooms growing in Lake Erie.

Great Lakes
Property

Water worries shore thing as Great Lakes rise

Vanishing beaches, submerged docks and inundated cottages could put a damper on summer for many as Great Lakes water levels hit record highs, officials say.

Great Lakes
Recreation

Sleeping Bear Dunes now offering 'beach wheelchairs' for those who need

For those who have trouble walking but have always wanted to see Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northern Michigan, there is good news. In a Facebook post over the weekend, the national lakeshore said they now have beach wheelchairs available for free.

Great Lakes
Federal

'Seeking A New Normal': More Water In Mississippi River System Requires New Strategies

Inland Oceans: Increased Precipitation Across Mississippi River Basin Impacting Water Levels, River Use

Great Lakes
Advocacy

State action still needed to fully implement landmark Lake Michigan beach access ruling, advocates warn

PORTAGE — State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, will try again next year to insert specific protections in Indiana law for everything Hoosiers have enjoyed doing at their Lake Michigan beaches for more than a century.

Great Lakes
Property

High water levels foreshadow huge cost of climate change in Michigan

Anyone who doubts that climate change could deliver a nasty shock to Michigan's economy need only take a stroll along the Detroit riverfront these days.

Great Lakes
Engineering

Reeling in shoreline protection funding - Making contacts is key, county commissioner says

ST. JOSEPH, MICHIGAN — There are a lot of big fish out there that can help with shoreline erosion protection, Berrien County Commissioner Ezra Scott told St. Joseph residents and others Saturday, at a discussion called by the Below the Bluff Neighborhood Association.

Great Lakes
Engineering

How to save Lake Erie’s disappearing shorelines

New research suggests that the rate of erosion will spike in the next 60 years, putting wildlife, property, and people at risk — and experts say we need to act now

Coastwide
Property

Wanna Understand Climate Change, Watch the Money: Moody’s Links with Four Twenty Seven to Price Climate Risk

The acquisition of California-based Four Twenty Seven, Inc., by Moody’s Corporation could signify the beginning of a major shift in how markets price risks related to climate change. Up until now, these risks largely have been absent from investors’ models, but if Moody’s, a major rating agency, starts using Four Twenty Seven’s methods in assigning ratings, that might quickly change.

Great Lakes
Federal

Reps. John Katko and Joe Morelle seek Eight-State Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study from Army Corps

Children run along the shores at Sodus Point Park, whose beach has suffered some erosion due to high lake levels. Reps. John Katko and Joe Morelle have introduced bipartisan legislation to require a Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study, which would allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to partner with the eight Great Lakes states on assessing threats and resiliency measures for coastal communities.

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