Great Lakes

Michigan's lakes and streams are in high demand, and users expect them to be refreshing and pristine. But what does the law say about who has access to water, and who is responsible for it?

http://lre-wm.usace.army.mil/ForecastData/GLBasinConditions/daily-GLWL-Graph.pdf / Army Corp of Engineers

All of the Great Lakes are projected to have higher than average water levels over the next several months, with Lakes Superior and Erie expected to break records.

 

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Forecasts said the Great Lakes will have above average water levels this year, continuing a trend that began in 2013.


NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory / https://flic.kr/p/ejnp3P

A Great Lakes shipping company has ordered what they believe is the first new ship for carrying cargo through the lakes since 1983.


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A recent study from Central Michigan University found that border collies could help improve water quality in the Great Lakes.


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