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A Wisconsin city’s application to divert water from Lake Michigan needs one last vote of approval

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A Wisconsin city’s request to divert water from Lake Michigan needs one last vote of approval.

Waukesha, Wisconsin is asking to remove ten million gallons of water a day from Lake Michigan. The groundwater in the city is contaminated with radium. Continue reading

Lake Michigan is the leading topic at Grand Traverse County conference

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A conference in Grand Traverse County will highlight Lake Michigan.

The Department of Environmental Quality is hosting more than 300 experts in the fields of climate change, invasive species and beach management. Continue reading

DNR asking for input on management of Lake Michigan Islands

Beaver Island is one of several islands included in the Northern Lake Michigan Islands Management Plan, now available for review. Photo courtesy of Joshua G. Cohen, Michigan Natural Features Inventory

Beaver Island is one of several islands included in the Northern Lake Michigan Islands Management Plan, now available for review. Photo courtesy of Joshua G. Cohen, Michigan Natural Features Inventory

A management plan is being created for seven islands in Lake Michigan. The DNR is asking for public input.

The plan will include ways to work with the islanders, zoning issues and using the island’s resources. Continue reading

Great Lakes water levels expected to rebound this spring

GreatLakesLake Superior’s water level is expected to rebound to near or above its historic average this spring, the first time it has done so in 16 years.

The last time Lake Superior hit it’s long-term average was April, 1998.
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