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LATEST DAILY NEWS
Foxconn, an electronics manufacturer that recently finalized an agreement to build a manufacturing complex in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, could try to source water from public water utilities in nearby Kenosha or Oak Creek, both of which draw water directly from Lake Michigan. Read the full story by Wiscontext.
At a public hearing in Mexico, New York, representatives of the International Joint Commission repeated their assertions that this year’s water damage was the result of unprecedented rain and runoff. Read the full story by the Watertown Daily Times.
Lake Superior is just two inches short of its record high water level, bringing dramatic impacts to its shorelines. Read the full story by the Star-Tribune.
After another summer marked by a substantial algal bloom in Lake Erie’s western basin, environmental and conservation groups released separate reports Tuesday that came to the same conclusion: Ohio, Michigan, and Ontario are falling far short in their efforts to reduce and eliminate the seasonal menace. Read the full story by The Plain Dealer.
In Wisconsin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel and equipment are mobilized at the Two Rivers harbor on Lake Michigan to undertake emergency repairs to the south breakwater. Read the full story by the Herald Times Reporter.
Local government and community organizations will partner to reduce pollution in the Maumee River basin after receiving Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read the full story by the News-Sentinel.
Scientists expect average water levels in Lake Ontario to decrease slightly with climate change, but stronger storms mean Toronto Islands could face extreme flooding again. Read the full story by the Toronto Star.
In Michigan, the Flint City Council has signed off on a $150,000 contract to hire an expert to conduct an independent analysis of the city’s potential future water sources, amid concerns that the contract language indicates the pay would come from a $100-million federal Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation grant. Read the full story by MLive.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says a special legislative session may be needed this fall to increase assistance for those affected by floods along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Read the full story by the Hurons Daily Tribune.
Residents of Plainfield Township, Michigan, where groundwater has been contaminated by a spreading chemical plume, spoke out against a bill that would prohibit the state from passing regulations that are stricter than existing federal standards. Read the full story by MLive.
Fincantieri Marinette Marine was awarded a contract by the Pentagon Friday to build LCS 27, the 14th ship of its type to be built in Marinette, with completion by late 2023. Read the full story by the Green Bay Press Gazette.
The site is eyed for future development, everything from apartments and condominiums to restaurants, bars, and light manufacturing. What happens to it would likely affect other parts of the Buffalo waterfront. Read the full story by the Buffalo News.