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State files motion revealing previously unknown information about the Edenville Dam

The Michigan Department of Attorney General filed a motion for summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan as part of the State’s ongoing enforcement action against the former owners of the Edenville Dam. The east embankment of the dam failed on May 19, 2020, sending a surge of water downstream that resulted in catastrophe for the surrounding communities. Key facts have now been uncovered showing the dam’s owners, Boyce Hydro, knew of this potential failure since 2010 without divulging the defect to the state or federal government. Read the full story by The Morning Sun.

City council member blasts states pipe approval that would send raw sewage into Detroit River

Detroit City Council Member Mary Waters sent Governor Gretchen Whitmer a letter asking her to rescind a permit issued by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) that she believes could result in the release of raw sewage into the Detroit River from Grosse Pointe Park. In February, EGLE issued the permit to Grosse Pointe Park, allowing them to construct the extreme emergency relief valve. Read the full story by WDIV-TV – Detroit, MI.

Backed by infrastructure law, $10M project completed to repair Fair Haven pier

After sustaining significant damage in 2019, the West Barrier Bar Pier in Fair Haven, New York, has undergone a $10 million repair project with funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021. The Army Corps of Engineers highlighted the project’s benefits, including safe navigation between Little Sodus Bay and Lake Ontario and supporting the local economy by ensuring safe passage to 550 boat slip rentals and eight launch ramps. Read the full story by The Citizen.

Female charter captain has been making a splash on Lake Erie for nearly 40 years

At Anchors Away Marina in Marblehead, Ohio, the charter boat “Myrmidon” awaits her captain, Carole Vukmer, who is one of just a handful of female charter captains on Lake Erie. Being a female captain in a male-dominated industry is a challenge. There are just over a thousand licensed charter captains that make a living fishing Lake Erie; of that number, just 46 are women. Read the full story by WKYC-TV – Cleveland, OH.

Jellyfish sightings in Michigan waters? Yes, it’s a thing

Since its first sighting recorded near Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the Huron River in 1933, officials say there have been dozens of freshwater jellyfish findings in Michigan’s streams and inland lakes. Freshwater jellyfish typically appear in northern temperate inland lakes during the late summer and there is little-to-no evidence that they have any significant impact on the Great Lakes. Read the full story by WDIV-TV – Detroit, MI.