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LATEST DAILY NEWS
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved a funding bill for energy and water that would require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release a report on ways to keep Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. Read the full story by The Detroit News.
In New York, flood recovery workshops have begun for homeowners that experienced damage from flooding along Lake Ontario. Read the full story by WRVO – Oswego, NY.
Four-and-a-half billion gallons of raw sewage seep into Lake Erie every year, a problem the Trump administration is now considering helping to address as part of its $1 trillion infrastructure bill. Read the full story by Fox News.
Sand dunes that make a western Michigan tourist destination so popular are threatening to consume multiple cottages. Read the full story by The Associated Press.
The state of Wisconsin awarded the city of Superior a $1.375 million grant for improvements along the shoreline of Lake Superior. Read the full story by Fox 21 – Duluth, MN.
Grain, iron ore, dry and liquid bulk and general cargo shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway increased nearly 20 percent this year as compared to last season at the same time, according to figures released by the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. Read the full story by Welland Tribune.
In Minnesota, the St. Louis River Alliance celebrated Thursday after last month’s state bonding bill included millions of dollars for the estuary restoration project. $42.7 million in federal funds to accelerate cleanup efforts have also been made available through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Read the full story by Fox 21 – Duluth, MN.
In Michigan, zebra mussels in Emmet County’s Round Lake are about to receive an experimental dose of a natural compound molluscicide called Zequanox. Read the full story by the Petoskey News.
Swimming in all five of the Great Lakes has always been on Adam Soper’s bucket list, so he and his family finally decided to do it – all in one day. Read the full story by MLive.
Guidelines for small-scale dredging projects have been established following public comment sessions from more than 700 Wisconsin residents. Read the full story by WXPR – Rhinelander, WI.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources confirmed the presence of the invasive red swamp crayfish, also known as Louisiana crayfish, in Sunset Lake in Vicksburg on the state’s west side and a retention pond off Haggerty Road in Novi. Read the full story by the Detroit Free Press.
The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program distributed $2.4 million statewide for 34 grants that will be used by local and state governments, regional planning commissions, universities and nonprofit organizations to assist with coastal resource projects. Read the full story by the Green Bay Press-Gazette.