Four of the giant lakes — Superior, Huron, Michigan and Erie — were above their average monthly levels in November, while Lake Ontario was slightly below.
Experts urged that the Northern Snakehead Lamprey, if it makes its way to the Great Lakes, will be a cause of major concern for the ecosystem in and around the waters.
A tropical ocean tank with a walk-through underwater tunnel is planned along with hands-on areas and displays of Great Lakes marine creatures.
Those involved with Lake Erie’s tourism and fishing industries are pushing for a solution to the problem.
Water levels in Lakes Michigan, Huron and Superior are at least a foot higher than they were a year ago.
Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie ran the 160-day operation which included more than 5,000 hours of ice breaking for convoys.
Vacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.
The governors of eight states surrounding the Great Lakes and the leaders of two Canadian provinces agreed today, to join forces to combat invasive species including Asian carp.
Five U.S. and three Canadian vessels worked to clear paths on Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Detroit and St. Clair rivers, and southern Lake Huron.
Foreign mussels hitchhiking to the Great Lakes in the ballast water tanks of international freighters are becoming one of the most vexing environmental problems facing the Great Lakes. A group of scientists from Wayne State University, in collaboration with the United States Geological Survey and the Environmental Protection Agency, are working together to battle this problem.