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The International Joint Commission and the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board continue to regulate outflows at the Moses-Saunders dam according to Plan 2014 taking into account multiple different interests, including the homeowners on Lake Ontario, the shipping industry, the boating industry, hydro-electric power, drinking water quality, the environment, and others. Read the full story by WROC-TV – Rochester, NY.
Parts of the Illinois Waterway will close for three months for major repairs to aging navigation infrastructure. The shutdowns will affect barge traffic through this major waterway, which carries more than 29 million tons of cargo each year — mainly agricultural and industrial products — and consists of rivers, lakes and canals that provide a shipping link between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River. Read the full story by WEEK-TV – East Peoria, IL.
Twin Metals Minnesota announced it has received the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Notice of Intent to scope and prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed copper-nickel-cobalt-platinum group metals mine in northeast Minnesota. Read the full story by The Ely Echo.
A Michigan regulatory panel on Tuesday refused to grant quick permission to run a new oil pipeline beneath a channel that connects two of the Great Lakes, deciding instead to conduct a full review. Read the full story by The Associated Press.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is asking Michiganders to keep an eye out for the spotted lanternfly, which can damage or kill more than 70 different types of crops and plants including grapes, apples, hops and hardwood trees. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.
In New York, a $1.06 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, obtained by the Buffalo Urban Development Corp. in conjunction with the Great Lakes Commission, will cover engineering and design costs associated with shoreline restoration and aquatic habitat improvement in part of the Niagara River Area of Concern. Read the full story by The Buffalo News.
The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency clean water plan proposal aims to maintain water quality improvements, protect and restore water, and help manage stormwater runoff and sewage treatment systems across Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina counties. Read the full story by The Plain Dealer.
Last August, over four tons of tires were removed from Mattson Lower Harbor in in a public underwater cleanup in Marquette, Michigan, and this year, the goal is to pick up all the remnant tires still anchoring at the bottom of Lake Superior. Read the full story by The Mining Journal.
Last December, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for help with hexavalent chromium that seeped onto the shoulder of a Madison Heights highway. Work is being done to make sure the source of the contamination is cleaned up permanently. Read the full story by WDIV-TV – Detroit, MI.
As part Michigan’s Aquatic Invasive Species Week, a Landing Blitz will occur at over 30 boat launches throughout the state to remind watercraft owners they should follow best practices and clean their boats, trailers, and equipment to help control the spread of invasive species. Read the full story by Cadillac News.