Tuesday, May 24, 2016

On-board water treatment is next line of defense against invasion

<> On-board water treatment is next line of defense against invasion - The WI Department of Natural Resources expects to begin enforcing the new requirements in the state's ports some time this year, as soon as the U.S. Coast Guard and International Maritime Organization complete final technical and legal details that will allow state and federal regulations to take effect -- treatment equipment adds about $500,000 to the cost of a new ship -- costs twice as much to retrofit a ship with the equipment

Monday, May 23, 2016

Public Notice On City of Waukesha Declaration of Finding

<> Public Notice On City of Waukesha Declaration of Finding - The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body has issued a Declaration of Finding on the City of Waukesha, Wisconsin's application for a diversion of Great Lakes water -- also the Compact Council will meet to consider the application on June 21, 2016 beginning no sooner than 11:30 a.m. CDT

Friday, May 20, 2016

Great Lakes Harbor fact sheets

<> Great Lakes Harbor fact sheets - Curious about the many harbors in the Great Lakes? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has prepared fact sheets with information about harbors throughout the Great Lakes region

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Great Lakes Body Recommends Modifications to Waukesha's Proposal

<> Great Lakes Body Recommends Modifications to Waukesha's Proposal - The vote was 9-0, with Minnesota abstaining for a modified proposal from 10 MGD to 8 MGD -- groups are disappointed that the Regional Body did not completely reject the diversion proposal -- recommendation goes to Great Lakes governors for a vote on June 21.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

U.S. Rep Kaptur seeks to cut off funding for open lake dumping

<> U.S. Rep Kaptur seeks to cut off funding for open lake dumping - U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) says she will attempt to cut off all federal funding for open lake dumping on Lake Erie being carried out by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Is your water department up for a little friendly competition?

<> Is your water department up for a little friendly competition? - The Great Lakes Protection Fund has awarded a grant to the American Water Works Association (AWWA) to conduct a collaborative competition of municipal water utilities -- participants will get to test drive new technology that enables them to reduce their mercury emissions – simply by scheduling their pumps to operate when cleaner sources of energy are available.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Draft Nearshore Framework for the Great Lakes Available for Comment

<> Draft Nearshore Framework for the Great Lakes Available for Comment - A Nearshore Framework for the Great Lakes has been drafted and is now available for a sixty-day review period ending on July 12, 2016 -- the Nearshore Framework satisfies a commitment in the Lakewide Management Annex of the Agreement to "develop, within three years, an integrated nearshore framework to be implemented collaboratively through the lakewide management process for each Great Lake."