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Engineering

MS - All set for Duluth area dredging

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has just announced that everything is ready for the beginning of the 2021 Duluth area maintenance dredging and Minnesota Point beach nourishment project.

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Engineering

MN - Corps of Engineers begin 2021 Duluth-Superior Harbor maintenance dredging, Minnesota Point beach nourishment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to begin 2021 maintenance dredging and Minnesota Point beach nourishment the week of Aug. 1, 2021.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MI - Beach Restoration Program Offered To Communities On Lake Huron

A Green Ribbon Champion program is being offered to the communities living along the shorelines of Lake Huron to help maintain their beaches.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MW - Cities along Great Lakes will need $2B to address coastal damage: survey

Cities, villages and other jurisdictions along the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River face nearly $2 billion in costs over the next five years to address coastal damage driven by climate change, per survey results released last week by the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (GLSLCI).

Great Lakes
Waterways

WI - How the Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast Emerged From a Sharp Political Squall

A National Marine Sanctuary established off the shores of Lake Michigan to protect and promote dozens of sites where historic sunken ships sit at the bottom followed a years-long saga of local disputes and whiplash in support at the state and federal levels.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

MS - U.S. Army Corps to create seven new islands in St. Paul’s Pig’s Eye Lake out of river dredge soil

St. Paul’s largest and arguably most overlooked lake is about to receive 400,000 cubic yards of dredge soil from the Mississippi River.

Great Lakes
Local

IN - Indiana's port system has $8.2 billion economic impact, study finds

Indiana's port system contributes $8.2 billion a year to the state's economy, a 5% increase from the last study five years ago

Great Lakes
Local

WI - The Milwaukee Estuary could soon be cleaner, thanks to another round of dredging and a new sediment containment facility

The Milwaukee Estuary is moving a step closer to clean water and space for recreation, thanks to partial approval of funding for a sediment containment facility.

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Waterways

MI - In Lake Michigan’s first national sanctuary, nearly 100 possible shipwrecks could reveal tales of the superhighways of the Great Lakes

In October 1887, the steamer Vernon set sail from Michigan toward Chicago with about 50 people on board. Likely overloaded with cargo, she never made it.

Great Lakes
Local

IND - Scrub Hub: Why Indiana's Lake Michigan waterfront is seeing its worst erosion in decades

Roads collapsing into the water, a stairway and pavilion swept away, dozens of yards of beach submerged: In the last year, erosion has pummeled the Lake Michigan shoreline and the property edging it.

Great Lakes
Waterways

OH - NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) predicts harmful algal bloom on Lake Erie will be smaller than average this summer

For the second year in a row Lake Erie should experience a mild harmful algal bloom, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Great Lakes
Recreation

MI - Leelanau County Residents Push Back Against Proposed Settlement

A lawsuit settlement concerning beach access and property rights in Leelanau county is being reconsidered.

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Federal

WI - Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast on Lake Michigan designated as 15th national marine sanctuary

MANITOWOC - Many local community leaders are celebrating after more than six years of effort have resulted in an area of Lake Michigan becoming part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s list of marine sanctuaries.

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Tourism

NY - This tiny, endangered bird is choking tourism business at popular Lake Ontario beach

On the eastern shore of Lake Ontario, this looked like the year everything would finally turn around for Cathy Goodnough and the marina that’s been the family business for 116 years. Greene Pointe Marina at Sandy Pond had been destroyed in the flood of 2017, rebuilt, and raised up at a cost of more than $1.2 million, only to be damaged again by flooding in 2019.

Great Lakes
Waterways

OH - Mild algal bloom expected for Lake Erie this summer

Barring a dramatic change of events, western Lake Erie's algal bloom is likely to be smaller and milder in 2021 than it has been in recent years.

Great Lakes
Engineering

WI - The post Engineering alumna builds a business in sustainable stormwater management appeared first on UWM REPORT.

Wisconsin is blessed with an abundance of water. We have so much water, we often end up with too much in the wrong places at the wrong time. This water picks up undesirable elements and flows over a multitude of contaminated surfaces.

Great Lakes
Recreation

OH - Surfers say wetlands location would stifle Lorain's waves

Federal plans for a new wetlands site built off Lorain’s shoreline would drown chances of good surfing there, according to board enthusiasts.

Great Lakes
Fisheries

OH - Fighting for fishing grounds in face of wind farms

For almost a half century, Angela Sanfilippo has spearheaded campaigns to protect the physical and economic health of commercial fishermen, their families and the communities in which they live.

Great Lakes
Advocacy

MI - Investing in water and people

At the watershed council, our watershed monitoring and restoration efforts are only part of the picture. We’re also invested in people. We need to know how members of our Northern Michigan community use and understand water resources at their homes and businesses. In order to protect our waters, we need to know more about you.

Great Lakes
Local

IL - Chicago Shoreline GRR included in the FY22 budget

The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2022 includes about $6.8 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including about $100 million in funding for the USACE Chicago District.

Great Lakes
Property

MI - Impacts of high water levels on Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan water levels have been a major problem for a few years now, and anyone that lives on or near our lakeshore knows first-hand how bad this problem is.

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