West Grand Traverse Bay officially hasn’t frozen over this winter, and long-term trends show that’s becoming the norm. In recent decades, those freeze-overs are happening less frequently; averages from 1980 on show it happened about 40 percent of the time, compared to nearly 80 percent of winters in the preceding decades. Read the full story by The Record-Eagle.
This year’s annual Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fish survey of Lake Superior found a strong lake trout population and is a good sign of the lake’s reclaimed productivity after decades of damage caused by blood-sucking sea lamprey that are now being controlled. Read the full story by the Duluth News Tribune. Read the full…
This month of The Catch features stories from our partners in the Great Lakes News Collaborative. The collaborative’s investigation of the cost of water in the Great Lakes region was the focus of the latest episode.
Toronto-based journalist Andrew Reeves discusses a piece he wrote for Great Lakes Now about the history and current issues in Canadian water infrastructure.
Nearly 800 shipwrecks in Wisconsin lakes and waterways have been catalogued by the Wisconsin Historical Society Maritime Preservation Program and the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute. With the right equipment and skills, it is possible to visit several of them, with many becoming popular tourist attractions for curious scuba divers, snorkelers, kayakers and boaters….
A donation from a developer to Fort Erie, Ontario, has seen a 22-acre parcel of land, that includes beach-front, added to the town’s inventory. Read the full story by Insauga News. Read the full story
From lead pipes to PFAs, drinking water contamination is a major issue plaguing cities and towns all around the Great Lakes. Cleaning up contaminants and providing safe water to everyone is an ongoing public health struggle.
Keep up with drinking water-related developments in the Great Lakes area.
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- Illinois American Water Investing Over $16 Million in Jerseyville Water System – BusinessWire
Illinois American water plans to donate over $16 million to help maintain and transform the municipal water system for the city of Jerseyville.
New York Sea Grant is organizing an online workshop for Lake Ontario waterfront property owners to highlight erosion mitigation measures. The Dec. 7 workshop will focus on the western Lake Ontario shoreline areas of Niagara and Orleans counties. Read the full story by the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal. Read the full story