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Experts To Discuss Low Great Lakes Water Levels

Federal experts will discuss the causes and potential consequences of low Great Lakes water levels during a Thursday seminar in Ann Arbor that also will be broadcast on the Web.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/28/2013

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Great Lakes Levels Below Normal Next 6 Months

Water levels across most of the Great Lakes are likely to remain well below average for the next six months, posing continued hardships for commercial vessels and tourist towns that cater to recreational boaters.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/04/2013

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Snyder Signs $21M Bill To Dredge Michigan Harbors

Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation earlier this week creating a $21 million program to deepen Michigan harbors that could become impassable to boats as parts of the Great Lakes hover near historically low levels.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/30/2013

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Advocates Ask Congress To Spare Great Lakes Funds

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/07/2013

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Snyder To Transfer $11M For Dredging Great Lakes

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/02/2013

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US Coast Guard Warns Of Unsafe Ice On Lake Erie, Other Great Lakes

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/11/2013

Lake Erie (istockphoto)

Great Lakes Map Shows Ontario, Erie In Poor Shape

A three-year study has found that Lakes Erie and Ontario are the most seriously threatened of the Great Lakes, along with large sections of the Lake Michigan shoreline.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/17/2012

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EPA Creates Great Lakes Protection Advisory Board

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is creating a board to advise federal agencies carrying out two wide-ranging programs to protect the Great Lakes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2012

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Mich. Bill Revives Shoreline Grooming Debate

The Michigan Senate is preparing to vote on whether to abolish a state program that regulates what landowners can do with the vegetation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2012

Round Island Light in the shipping lanes of the Straits of Mackinac, which connect Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Projects To Control Great Lakes Unlikely

A U.S.-Canadian advisory panel wound up a five-year study this week with a recommendation against large-scale engineering projects to prevent swings in Great Lakes water levels, saying people across the region should adapt to nature’s ups and downs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/29/2012