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Thousands of fish dead in Cuyahoga River

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Thousands of fish were found dead in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The Ohio Division of Wildlife is reporting a fish kill in the Cuyahoga River.

About 2,000 dead fish, mostly minnows, suckers, and carp, were found by investigators this past weekend. The fish were in a fairly advanced state of decomposition, according to a source.  more...



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Lake Superior mystery barrel recovery effort questioned

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The effort to raise 70 Department of Defense barrels dumped in Lake Superior near Duluth continues under a news blackout.

The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe is spearheading this effort with $3.3 million in funding from the Department of Defense. This is by far the largest attempt to remove what they consider a scientific sampling of almost 1500 drums containing ammunition parts.  more...



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Summer heat could produce more winter snow in Great Lakes region

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The record high temperatures this summer could mean some Great Lakes coastal residents will get buried in snow this winter.

“There’s certainly a lot of evidence to suggest that we will go into this fall with warmer than normal lake temperatures,” said Jeff Andresen, state climatologist for Michigan. “That could lead to an increase in the amount of lake-effect precipitation we see, but it isn’t certain.”

Lake-effect snow happens when cold dry air that moves south over Canada meets the warm waters of the Great Lakes, Andresen said.  more...



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Dropping lake levels around Michigan leave many feeling low

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Carim Calkins, 47, talks about the low water level on Middle Straits Lake in back of his West Bloomfield Township home. The lake level is so low, he bent the prop on his boat's motor on the lakebed. The low levels also have caused the lake's vegetation to explode, costing property owners, who had to pay to get it cut twice.The water level on Middle Straits Lake has been low before, but Carim Calkins doesn't remember it being so low this early in the year.

The water is so low, "I bent my prop," said Calkins, who lives on the West Bloomfield Township lake and owns a 22-foot deck boat. "As the water continues to drop, it's hard to get the boat out of the lift, and it's hard to get the boat out into the lake without hitting bottom."

In a state that claims 11,000 inland lakes, low lake levels are a source of concern for many.

Calkins, 47, and lakefront residents across much of Michigan are dealing with the fallout from factors such as a low snowpack last winter and hot, dry weather this summer that have led to drought-like conditions.  more...



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DEC adopts new freshwater fishing regulations

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has adopted some new freshwater fishing regulations, the DEC announced this week.

The slight changes to the current regulations will take effect starting Oct. 1, and will be in place through 2014.
 
“New York provides some of the best fishing in the nation and, periodically, DEC modifies existing freshwater sportfishing regulations to enhance fishing opportunities for anglers throughout New York,” said Assistant Commissioner for Natural Resources Kathy Moser. “Input received from anglers and other stakeholders during the public comment period earlier this year resulted in some suggestions becoming incorporated in the final changes announced today.”  more...


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Water temps above normal across the Great Lakes

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A mild winter, warm spring and hot summer have led to above-normal Lake Erie water temperatures.

The lake's water temperature near Erie has increased gradually in the past week, said meteorologist Frank Kieltyka at the National Weather Service office in Cleveland.

The lake's temperature at Erie Thursday was 78 degrees. The average lake temperature for Erie for Aug. 2 and Aug. 3 is 76 degrees, according to National Weather Service data.

Erie's lake water temperature is taken four miles north of the city at a depth of 40 feet, Kieltyka said.

The lake's temperature at Cleveland reached 80 degrees Monday through Thursday, he said. He said the last time Cleveland's lake water temperature reached 80 was on Aug. 10, 2001.  more...



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Why the water flea makes life miserable for lake fish

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Amidst all the talk you may have been hearing about aquatic hitchhikers such as the Asian clam and hydrilla, the water flea may have come up a time or two as well. If you spend a lot of time on the water, you may already know all about this little pest.

Originating from northeastern Europe, the water flea now resides in Lake Ontario, Lake Michigan and much of the Finger Lakes. And due to its microscopic size and ability to go unseen except when in masses, the water flea is expected to eventually spread to other water bodies.  more...



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Cottagers look to clay remedy for blue-green algae

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The perennial problem of blue-green algae is popping up again in some northern Ontario lakes this summer.

And many waterfront property owners have their eyes on a bay of Lake Huron where a possible solution is in the works.

Roughly 10 years of blue-green algae blooms and warnings about drinking, swimming or boating in the water have prompted cottagers on Sturgeon Bay near Pointe Au Baril to look for a fix.  more...



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Harmful algae bloom reaches eastern Lake Erie

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On the way back from Canada about two weeks ago, I noticed bright yellow-green particulate in Lake Erie. This was right about the time that a harmful algae bloom was reported at certain beaches in Lake County.

According to Susan Bell, a storm water sanitarian with the Lake County Health District, harmful algae bloom, previously limited to the western end of Lake Erie, has moved eastward this year. She points out that there have been no beach closings in Lake County, however.  more...


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Robotic torpedo surveys water quality of Chicago beaches

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Researchers hauled a robotic torpedo out of Lake Michigan Thursday after it finished surveying 26 miles of Chicago shoreline.

The bright yellow Ecomapper is a 5-foot long autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) that collects water quality data with sensors in its nose.  more...



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Search of Chicago's Lake Calumet turns up no Asian carp

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Silver carp, commonly known as Asian carp, were thought to have infiltrated Lake Calumet, near the great lakesNo Asian carp were found in last week’s intensive search for the voracious species in Chicago’s Lake Calumet, not far from Lake Michigan.
The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee – a group of federal and state agencies – reported Monday that the three-day search that involved commercial crews, electrofishing boats, seine nets and more caught more than 6,300 fish of more than 30 different species, but no bighead or silver carp known more popularly as the invasive Asian carp.  more...


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Lake sturgeon population still rare

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Lake sturgeon can grow to lengths of six feet, weights of 200-plus pounds and live to be a century old, though not many do.

While the larger fish are extremely rare, the population of smaller, younger lake sturgeon seems to be expanding quickly.

"They're still pretty rare," said Jeff Tyson, an ODNR biologist at the Sandusky Fish Research Unit. "On a good year we'll have 30 to 40 reported sightings."  more...



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Voyage studying plastic in Great Lakes sets sail

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Until now, scientists could only guess at the amount of plastic waste in the Great Lakes.

This week, a team of researchers sets sail to conduct the first-ever survey of plastic pollution in the world’s largest fresh water system.

“You really have to start with, ‘Is this even an issue in the Great Lakes?  [With] 35 million people living around the Great Lakes, all the plastic you see blowing around, common sense is that it’s out there,” says Sherri “Sam” Mason, professor within SUNY Fredonia’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.  more...



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Unsafe waters? Pollution problems plague area beaches

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Woodlawn Beach State Park is one of the worst beaches in the country for continuing poor water quality, according  to a national environmental group.

The beach is one of 19 in the country that the Natural Resources Defense Council labels as “repeat offenders,” with more than 25 percent of the water samples at the beach exceeding federal standards during the past five years.

Despite the reputation, the beach has been packed this summer as hundreds come each day seeking a respite from the hot, dry weather. It was hard to find a parking spot at the beach Thursday afternoon. An estimated 800 to 1,000 people came to cool off in the Lake Erie waters and breeze. more...



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How to Identify Bighead, Silver, Grass and Common Carps

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Created by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Midwest Region, this video will teach you how to identify bighead and silver carps using grass carp and common carp as points of comparison. more...


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