The effectiveness of a long-term plan to heal the ailing Great Lakes could be marred by federal spending cuts, which also could make it harder to cope with low water levels that threaten the region’s economy.
Gov. Rick Snyder will call for spending $11 million this year to dredge Michigan harbors in danger of losing their connections to open water because of low Great Lakes levels.
The U.S. Coast Guard is warning that warmer temperatures over the next few days are likely to cause unsafe ice conditions on Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says water levels on Lakes Michigan and Huron are nearly at record low levels because of drought and evaporation.
The U.S. Coast Guard says a freighter that ran aground on the Canadian side of southern Lake Huron has been freed.
A dredging barge that sank in southern Lake Huron earlier this month during stomy weather has been salvaged, and is now at a maintenance dock.
Crews are making progress toward salvaging a dredging barge that sank in southern Lake Huron during a storm last week, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday.
The St. Clair County Health Department has re-opened a few beaches along Lake Huron that had been closed as a result of a fuel spill in the Great Lake on Thursday.
Fifteen beaches along Lake Huron has now been closed after a dredging barge sank, causing a tugboat to capsize.
Two teenagers and an adult were in the water for more than 12 hours when they discovered Tuesday morning.