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With diving the warmer waters of international tropical destinations off the table this year and Humber Bay now the only water not frozen over, this is where Mark has been heading for weekly dives. And he figures he might as well help with some trash clean-up while he’s down there. Read the full story by blogTO.
When the sun came out Sunday and there was a hint of temperatures above freezing, people returned to Presque Isle State park to venture onto frozen Presque Isle Bay or explore wave dunes along the lake. Read the full story by Pittsburgh Magazine.
There was a big drop in Great Lakes ice extent on Monday. The Great Lakes as a whole dropped from 42.9% to 34.6%. This was mainly due to brisk winds breaking up the ice and we may have seen our greatest ice extent this winter. Read the full story by WOOD-TV- Grand Rapids, MI.
Just over a year ago, the now-famous English Bulldog named ‘Tuff’ fell through the ice, but was saved thanks to the South Milwaukee Fire Department. Following Tuff’s rescue, the fire department launched a fundraiser to purchase water rescue equipment and to make a donation to the K9 for Warriors organization. Read the full story by WTMJ-TV- Milwaukee, WI.
The recent cold spell has meant ice fishing at more lakes in Michigan. Some anglers go after a tiny fish called smelt in the cold water. In the past, people went after them during spawning runs using dip nets. But smelt populations have crashed. Read the full story by the Associated Press.
Anglers and researchers are noticing a number of changes on inland lakes in the upper Midwest. Sometimes you can’t catch the fish you always found in your favorite lake in the past. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.
The Lake Huron shore is currently lined with inviting mountains of ice and snow, but residents should never attempt to climb on them, warns Sarnia Deputy Fire Chief. The hills may appear solid but they aren’t. Read the full story by The Sarnia Journal.
In 2014 and 2015 the Apostle Islands Ice Caves drew thousands of people to the icy shores of Lake Superior. However, despite the recent cold snap, the National Park Service says the lake ice isn’t stable enough to allow people to view the ice caves. Opportunities to view the ice caves from frozen Lake Superior are becoming rarer. Read the full story by WXPR-Rhinelander, WI.
Officials say they believe they’re getting closer to the next phase of groundwater contamination testing at Pellston Regional Airport in Pellston Michigan. Once completed, the testing will help experts understand the level of danger to Pellston residents and necessary strategies to mitigate the problem. Read the full story by the Cheboygan Daily Tribune.
Some residents in southwestern Michigan and the Detroit area will get plumbing repairs in their homes as part of Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s “Water Leak Pilot” program, which is a new initiative to reduce water waste. Read the full story by the Associated Press.