Great Lakes
Great Lakes
Engineering

MI - Construction Continues on New Lock at Soo Locks With Contract Awarded for Phase 2

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (WXYZ) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday that the second phase of new lock in the Soo Locks has been given a contract.

Great Lakes
Property

MI - Lawmakers Consider State Task Force for Flooding and Erosion Issues

LANSING -- State lawmakers are exploring a new task force aimed at combating flooding and soil erosion, a problem that Michigan has been experiencing most recently with Great Lakes water levels hitting record heights this past spring and summer.

Great Lakes
Waterways

WI - Fontana Teams With Private Marina on Harbor Cleanup Study

FONTANA – A study on the causes of messy sediment buildup in the Abbey Harbor will be a public-private venture.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MI - Frankfort residents come out against seawall on public beach

FRANKFORT, MI — After a public outcry a Frankfort condominium association withdrew a request for an easement to build a stone revetment seawall on a city-owned beach.

Great Lakes
Fisheries

WI - In Wisconsin's Green Bay, Walleye Swim Healthy Again

A 30-year effort to clean up the Lower Fox River by a coalition of local officials, business owners, educators, environmentalists, and outdoor enthusiasts is bearing fruit.

Great Lakes
Engineering

OH - Cleveland Harbor West Breakwater Gets $5.9 Million Repair

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is spending $5.9 million to fix part of Cleveland’s Lake Erie West Breakwater.

Great Lakes
Waterways

Great Lakes - Major Lake Michigan Tributary Removed From Polluted Site List

MENOMINEE, MI — A river that marks the border between Michigan and Wisconsin has been removed from a federal list of heavily polluted sites in Great Lakes waters, although it continues to have contamination issues with toxic fluorochemicals.

Great Lakes
Fisheries

MI - $8M for Asian carp gauntlet project restored by Michigan Legislature

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed a $778 million reconfiguration of the Brandon Road Lock & Dam to install a fish-deterrence system that includes an electric barrier, bubble barrier, acoustic deterrents and flushing lock.

Great Lakes
Science

NY - The wilds of one Lake Ontario bay reveal how coastal habitats suffer from changing climate, human choices

GREECE, N.Y. — Lake Ontario is more swamp than mighty Great Lake at the edge of Braddock Bay, where 15-foot cattails rustle in the breeze.

Great Lakes
Property

Great Lakes - Big Problems for Smallest Great Lake: More Precipitation, Warmer Temperatures and Controversial Regulation Plan Upend Life Along Lake Ontario

SODUS POINT, N.Y. — On Mother’s Day three years ago, Tom Frank was at his bayside restaurant, Captain Jack’s Good Time Tavern, when a brimming Lake Ontario surged onto the back patio.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MI - $3.1M Effort Will Remove Muskegon Lake ‘Junk,’ Restore Shoreline

MUSKEGON, MI – Efforts to clean up Muskegon Lake that once was essentially used as a dump continues this summer with a $3.1 million initiative to remove “chunks of junk” from the lake bottom.

Great Lakes
Recreation

Great Lakes - Lessons From Under the Ice

For some, the idea of diving the frigid waters of the Great Lakes in winter on a single breath might not be very alluring. But for others, this ice-topped wonderland provides a sanctuary for meditation and exploration. In Issue 13 of Oceanographic, Geoff Coombs takes us on a dream-like journey beneath the frozen waters of Lake Huron.

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