Friday, October 24, 2014

Great Lakes States' Representatives Support $300 million Funding For GLRI

Great Lakes States' Representatives Support $300 million Funding For GLRI - The Healing Our Waters - HOW Great Lakes Coalition has identified House members and is urging support for $300 million through FY 2016 for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Webinar: Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative

Webinar: Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative - The Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative webinar series focuses on invasive Phragmites in the Great Lakes region, and encourages dialogue and technology transfer. Register now for the next free webinar. . .

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Why are the Great Lakes on the rise?

Why are the Great Lakes on the rise? - During the late summer and early fall, the water level on the Great Lakes usually drops several inches. This year, three of those lakes, Superior, Michigan and Huron, have seen the opposite happen - rising water levels.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana to Target Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie

EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana to Target Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie (IN, MI, OH) - (Oct. 20, 2014) -- U.S. EPA Region 5 Administrator/Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman announced the award of four Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling over $8.6 million to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana state agencies

Monday, October 20, 2014

Spiny water fleas in Great Lakes indicate a larger problem

Spiny water fleas in Great Lakes indicate a larger problem - The self-sustaining populations of the spiny water flea, an invasive species, suggest a greater problem in the Great Lakes, according to researchers.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve celebrates four years of research

Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve celebrates four years of research - The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve celebrated four years of research Wednesday evening. Officials showcased their new research lab and public education utilities in the open house at Barkers  Island in Superior, WI

Thursday, October 16, 2014

NOAA releases two visualization tools for Great Lakes water levels

NOAA releases two visualization tools for Great Lakes water levels:

  • Lake Level Viewer - This easy-to-use online viewer shows a range of lake-level scenarios (plus or minus six feet from long-term average) and what those changes would mean for the coast.
  • Great Lakes Hydro-Climate Dashboard - Using long-term historical data, this tool shows users how precipitation, evaporation, ice cover, and runoff changes affect lake levels.