Great Lakes
Great Lakes
Engineering

Lake Ontario's rising waters are sinking area businesses

High water has flooded docks, wrecked breakwalls, may discourage summer tourism

Great Lakes
Engineering

Region goes back to the drawing board after state rejects funding to fight beach erosion

OGDEN DUNES, INDIANA - The Region lost out on $800,000 in sorely needed funding for an Army Corps of Engineers study on beach erosion, Executive Director of Indiana Dunes Tourism Lorelei Weimer told the Tourism Board at its meeting yesterday.

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Property

Flooding becoming bigger problem for Michigan

Detroiters are still wringing out their lives, two weeks after torrential downpours swamped roadways and homes.

Great Lakes
Property

In high water blame game, IJC says Cuomo is taking "cheap shots"

May 14, 2019 — Water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River are almost two feet above average for this time of year, but they haven’t reached 2017 levels yet. On Sunday, Lake Ontario was still six and a half inches below where it was the same day two years ago, when major flooding hit the region.

Great Lakes
Property

Lake Erie's surging water levels imperil property values, tourism

More flooding and erosion — which affects everything from water quality to property values and tourism — are expected in the Great Lakes region this spring as water levels continue their rapid rise after a 14-year low.

Great Lakes
Recreation

Lake Michigan water levels reducing Whitefish Dunes beach

Rising water levels on Lake Michigan will mean crowded beaches at Whitefish Dunes State Park this summer. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is forecasting higher water levels on all of the Great Lakes this year.

Great Lakes
Engineering

High water: Lake Ontario communities prepare for ‘worse-case scenario’

Communities along Lake Ontario’s southern and eastern shores are continuing in a “worst-case scenario” mode this week, piling up sandbags and taking other preventative measures in anticipation of flooding that could come as early as this weekend.

Great Lakes
Engineering

Legislature's $800K cut of beach erosion funding leaves officials looking for answers

Portage, Indiana - Advocates for the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk are searching for another funding source for a federal study to save the park from erosion after $800,000 in state funding slated for the next two years was abruptly sliced from the final budget.

Great Lakes
Engineering

Temporary barrier fails in Davenport, and the Mississippi River floods downtown in Iowa's 3rd-largest city

Davenport abruptly joined the ranks of Iowa regions ravaged by muddy floodwaters this spring when the Mississippi River rushed into the downtown of the state's third-largest city Tuesday afternoon.

Great Lakes
Engineering

Portage lakefront gets $400K for erosion project in state budget

Sen. Karen Tallian secured the necessary funding in the state’s biennial budget toward a study to solve the erosion plaguing Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk.

Great Lakes
Engineering

New York: Oswego awaits federal money to make flooding repairs

OSWEGO — Oswego is hoping the federal government comes through with money to fix its beloved shoreline damaged during flooding in the summer of 2017.

Great Lakes
Advocacy

Ontario: Rolling out the carpet for accessibility at North Bay's waterfront

'It means a lot of my friends are now going to be able to access our downtown lake, dip their toes in the water and enjoy the lake like everybody else' Linda Thomas-Ouellette

Great Lakes
Engineering

Advocates say Indiana lakefront in Portage needs $1 million to fight erosion

INDIANA - Time is not on the side of the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk. With the Indiana legislature preparing to finalize the state’s biennial budget this month, advocates working to save the riverwalk from further erosion and the resulting damage said receiving $1 million in state funds now toward beach nourishment and a study on long-term solutions is critical.

Great Lakes
Property

Global Floods Cause $8B in Economic Losses During March: Aon Catastrophe Report

Damage from flooding in March 2019 is estimated at US$8 billion from events across the globe, according to Aon’s “Global Catastrophe Recap – March 2019.”

Great Lakes
Engineering

State Review Powers at issue: Proposed USACE budget would end ban on dumping dredged materials in Lake Erie

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A budget proposal that President Donald Trump unveiled last week calls for ending a ban on dumping material dredged from Cleveland harbor and the Cuyahoga River into Lake Erie without approval from the state of Ohio.

Great Lakes
Science

Great Lakes already hit by climate change

The Great Lakes region already is warming and changing faster than much of North America — and will continue to do so as global warming increases. That was the summary finding of a new report, released Thursday, compiled by 18 scientists from across the region, both U.S. and Canadian.

Great Lakes
Advocacy

New Jersey trying to write public beach access into law

Governments as far back as the Roman Empire have recognized it, but New Jersey is still trying to enshrine in law the public's right to have access to waterways and shorelines.

Great Lakes
Property

Bills would say how much of Lake Michigan's beaches are public -- and what you can do there

How much of Lake Michigan's beaches are public — and what you can do on them — is the subject of two bills currently making their way through the statehouse.

Great Lakes
Waterways

Brrrrr! Lake Superior Reaches 90 Percent Ice Cover

This Winter Marks Fifth Time In 2 Decades Lake Superior Has Nearly Frozen Solid

Great Lakes
Engineering

Gillibrand, Schumer to IJC: ‘Take all actions’ to prevent Lake Ontario flooding

March 02-- Mar. 2--New York's U.S. senators are urging the International Joint Commission to prevent a repeat of flooding that occurred in 2017 along the Lake Ontario shoreline.

Great Lakes
Advocacy

'A grave danger' to beach rights

Mayor, non-profits warn SB 581 strips rights, endangers lakefront access to Lake Michigan.

Great Lakes
Advocacy

Save the Dunes opposes bill which would gut Lake Michigan shoreline access ruling

The Long Beach Community Alliance (LBCA) and Save the Dunes are warning that Indiana Senate Bill 581 poses a grave threat to Indiana public’s rights on the shoreline as well as to the management of upland dunes, affecting more than just Lake Michigan’s coastal communities.

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