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LATEST DAILY NEWS
It’s a pretty normal year for the St. Lawrence Seaway as C$22 million in maintenance is carried out along the 43-kilometre-long Welland Canal. Read the full story by the St. Catharines Standard.
According to researchers, warming water in the Great Lakes will make it harder to kill the sea lamprey by increasing its tolerance to the chemical used to control the invasive species. Read the full story by the Daily Press.
Politicians and residents have been pushing for higher flows to release more water from Lake Ontario as it’s seen record-breaking levels this year, but the shipping industry fears increased flows will effectively shut down shipping on the St. Lawrence Seaway. Read the full story by Wisconsin Public Radio.
An Indiana proposal to expand the list of entities required to be notified following an industrial spill into Lake Michigan is unlikely to advance at the Statehouse. The bill was filed after several key entities, including local drinking water providers, were not immediately alerted following recent spills and discharges into the lake by ArcelorMittal and U.S. Steel. Read the full story by NWI Times.
Warmer-than-normal temperatures this winter have put the ice concentration levels on Lake Erie far below average for this time of the year – with no ice on Lake Erie yet. The average ice concentration level at this point in the season, measured between 1973 and 2019, is approximately 40%. Read the full story by WOIO-TV – Cleveland, OH.
Duluth Mayor Emily Larson introduced the community to the city’s first-ever sustainability officer, a position designed to lead resiliency efforts and forge partnerships for sustainability. Read the full story by the Duluth News Tribune.
With the Great Lakes continuing to experience higher than normal water levels, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is strongly urging everyone to be aware of safety hazards in and around the water. High water levels pose threats all year round, but strong winds and storms can bring powerful and dangerous impacts to the shoreline. Read the full story by WNEM-TV – Saginaw, MI.
The Line 5 oil pipelines – 66 years old, corroded, with dents – are an immediate threat to the vast ecosystem that is the Great Lakes, provide limited value to families and businesses, and should be decommissioned as quickly as possible. Read the full story by the Lansing State Journal.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda have announced that $30 million worth of funding will be made available to farmers in a dozen counties in the state starting in February as part of the H2Ohio plan. Read the full story by WKYC-TV – Columbus, OH.
Despite Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River reaching record water levels and inundating shoreline communities last summer, most businesses in the Thousand Islands that participated in a recent survey believe they fared better than the previous time they faced record-breaking water levels in 2017. Read the full story by the Watertown Daily Times.