Michigan Making Exceptions To Weather-Related Swim BanSurfers, kite boarders, and water boarders would be exempt from a proposed Michigan policy that would bar people from swimming at state beaches when waves are more than 8 feet high.
Water Levels Change In Pond, River After Dam Stoplogs FailStoplogs at a city-owned dam in western Michigan have failed, causing significant changes in water levels in an upstream pond and downstream-flowing river, according to state officials.
Worries Over Racism, Waterways Inspire Push To Rename FishMinnesota state Sen. Foung Hawj was never a fan of the “Asian carp” label commonly applied to four imported fish species that are wreaking havoc in the U.S. heartland, infesting numerous rivers, and bearing down on the Great Lakes.
Great Lakes Region Needs About $2B For Flood RepairsShoreline cities and towns in the Great Lakes region will be spending heavily in coming years to fix public infrastructure damaged by recent flooding and erosion, with estimated costs approaching $2 billion, officials said Thursday.
Number Of Drownings In Great Lakes Jumps In 2021, According To Nonprofit OrganizationMore drownings have been reported in the Great Lakes so far in 2021 than by this time last year, prompting officials to urge swimmers to practice water safety measures.
Scientists Enlist Help Of Michigan Residents To Study Lake ErosionRestoring the Great Lakes as water levels continue to decrease is putting coastal communities at risk. Researchers are studying the effects to try and prevent future erosion.
Army Corps Plans Extensive Review Of Great Lakes Tunnel PlanThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday it would conduct an extensive review of Enbridge Energy's plan to build an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a Great Lakes channel in Michigan, which could significantly delay the project.
Michigan DNR: Great Lakes Beach Safety Is Key For State Park VisitsAs the summer season approaches, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urges everyone to keep water and pier safety in mind.
Marquette Gets 1,000 Feet Of Great Lakes Beach From UtilityThe largest city in the Upper Peninsula is getting 1,000 feet of valuable shoreline along Lake Superior.
Gov. Whitmer Threatens Profit Seizure If Pipeline Keeps OperatingMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer threatened to go after Enbridge’s profits from a Great Lakes oil pipeline if the company defies her order to shut it down.
Great Lakes Water Surge Eases After 2 Record-Setting YearsA spell of dry, mild weather is giving the Great Lakes a break after two years of high water that has shattered records and heavily damaged shoreline roads and homes, officials said Monday.
Enbridge Rejects Michigan’s Demand To Shut Down Oil PipelineEnbridge said Tuesday it would defy Michigan’s demand to shut down an oil pipeline that runs through a channel linking two of the Great Lakes, contending that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision was based on bad information and political posturing.
Great Lakes Conservation: Michigan, Illinois Partner To Spend $8M On Asian Carp Dam ProjectGovernor Gretchen Whitmer and the Governor of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker are joining forces to combat Asian carp in the Great Lakes.
Whitmer & DNR To Terminate Enbridge's Line 5 EasementThe Line 5 pipeline run by Canadian oil company Enbridge that runs under the Straits of Mackinac could be on its last days.
Lake Michigan Drownings Surge To New Record High In 2020Drownings in Lake Michigan have reached record levels with at least 53 people dead so far this year, according to a water safety advocacy group.