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LATEST DAILY NEWS
One of the biggest historical sources of pollution to the St. Clair River is about to be fully eliminated. Port Huron, Michigan, has awarded a nearly $2 million contract to separate combined sewers around the Blue Water Bridge Plaza, wrapping up a 21-year, $178 million project. Read the full story by The Voice.
The American chair of the International Joint Commission said Friday that precipitation amounts in the coming months will determine the risk of high water or flooding on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Read the full story by The Daily News.
The EPA is asking the city of Duluth, Minnesota, to apply to receive funding from the agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. If awarded, the EPA would give $900,000 to help restore and maintain the St. Louis River Natural Area. Read the full story by KQDS-TV – Duluth, MN.
Corps of Engineers: Lake Michigan level breaks ’86 record for March, near record levels expected in coming months
Lakes Michigan and Huron, along with Erie and St. Clair, set new monthly mean water level records for March, breaking the previous record from 1986, the Detroit District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday. Read the full story by the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Enbridge Inc. applied Wednesday for state and federal authorization to construct an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the Michigan waterway that connects two of the Great Lakes. Read the full story by The Associated Press.
The first saltwater ship of the 2020 shipping season has made its way to Duluth, Minnesota. Read the full story by KWDS-TV – Duluth, MN.
H2Ohio fund to save Lake Erie from harmful algal blooms may be cut in Ohio’s coronavirus budget crunch
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s $172 million H2Ohio plan to save Lake Erie from harmful algal blooms might be cut because of budget deficits created by the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full story by The Plain Dealer.
The International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board is predicting rising water levels on Lake Ontario this spring, however the international body says current forecasts suggest the levels may not be as high as they were in 2017 and 2019. Read the full story by the Niagara Gazette.
Record Ohio walleye run, huge crowds lead to fishing license restrictions, Sandusky and Maumee river closings during pandemic
To minimize crowd size walleye fishing, Governor DeWine has banned the sale of non-resident fishing licenses. Individuals fishing are expected to still follow social distancing guidelines. Read the full story by The Plain Dealer.
Lakewood Councilman-at-Large Tom Bullock recently presented a letter he initiated to the Ohio Power Siting Board, which shows regional support among elected officials in favor of the Icebreaker Wind project. Read the full story by The Plain Dealer.