Invasive, parasitic sea lampreys continue to hunt and kill Lake Superior fish above the levels biologists would like to see, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic caused parts of two summer seasons to be lost in the never-ending battle against the eel-like creatures. Lake Superior now has an estimated 108,000 lampreys, a three-year rolling average, far above the goal of 48,000 lampreys set by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. Read the full story by Duluth News Tribune.
Great Lakes vessel traffic through the Soo Locks was down this season by 15-20% compared to the 25-year average. Read the full story by Michigan Radio. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
Great Lakes Water Authority officials announced that a replacement pipe scheduled to be delivered Tuesday to the site of a major water main break in Metro Detroit has been delayed until the end of the week. This delay could postpone repair efforts and cause another boil water advisory if water pressure is impacted by repairs….
A study by the University of Minnesota and Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa found that 117 chemicals from DEET bug spray, antidepressants, hormones, antifungals, antihistamines, antibiotics, and heart medications are found in fish and water in lakes across Northeastern Minnesota. Read the full story by the Duluth News Tribune. Read the full story…
Swimming is currently restricted on Beach 8 at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania, because of high E. coli levels. Read the full story by WJET-TV – Erie, PA. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
Officials in Yorkville, Illinois are getting ready for a hearing on the city’s use of Lake Michigan water. The hearing involves multiple states, agencies, and countries. It’s on October 21. The hearing is part of Yorkville’s ongoing project to switch to a new water source. Read the full story by WSPY News – Plano, IL….
A fisherman got lost in blowing snow on Lake Superior and then his snowmobile got stuck in heavy slush before rescuers found him overnight, officials said. The man was found miles from shore around 2 a.m. Monday by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter. Read the full story by MLive.com. Read the full story Tags: Daily…