Monday, May 19, 2014

Great Lakes News

<> Senators Stabenow, Levin Applaud Efforts to Protect Great Lakes in Water Resources Development Act - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin applauded the House-Senate conference agreement on the Water Resources Development Act that for the first time treats the Great Lakes as a single navigational system, increases funding for harbor maintenance, and provides broader authority for the Army Corps of Engineers to prevent breakthrough of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.

<> Lake Michigan finally thaws after months of record-breaking ice - Although the swimming season remains weeks away, Lake Michigan finally has shaken off winter's grip and is officially free of ice.

<> National Park Service maps Lake Superior's floor, uncovering mysteries along the way - Lake Superior's bottom will be scanned by sonar and laser beams around national parks this summer, as part of a U.S. National Park Service project to map the lake floor.