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Lake Michigan water level up 2 feet since January 2013
South Bend Tribune (7/25)
Higher water levels delight marine enthusiasts, particularly the owners of large boats with difficulties running aground the past few seasons. The lake is still below its normal level but nowhere near the record low set in January 2013.

Washtenaw County, Mich. farmers invited to attend Maumee River algae bloom
The Ann Arbor Journal (7/24)
Farmers in the River Raisin watershed are invited on a boat cruise of the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio, on Aug. 22 to get a firsthand look at water quality and learn about harmful algal blooms.

Muskegon, Mich. to host American Great Lakes Ports Association's 2015 summer meeting
MLive (7/24)
Representatives from the American Great Lakes Ports Association awarded Muskegon, Mich., which recently joined the association in April, the chance to host the group's 2015 summer meeting.

Northern Michigan fish hatchery important service to Great Lakes
Gaylord Herald Times (7/24)
The Jordan River hatchery is one hatchery responsible for stocking the Great Lakes with lake trout. The hatchery raises three million lake trout per year, approximately 150,000 pounds.

Michigan officials tell Enbridge to install more support anchors beneath Great Lakes oil pipes
Associated Press (7/24)
Two oil pipelines at the bottom of the waterway linking lakes Huron and Michigan will get additional support structures to help prevent potentially devastating spills.

New St. Lawrence swimming hole proposed
Global News (7/24)
A harbor pool to facilitate swimming in the St. Lawrence river near Montreal has been proposed, but some worry about water pollution.

Toxin level found in Oregon, Ohio, water not harmful to residents
The Toledo Blade (7/24)
Tests showed Oregon, Ohio's raw water, which comes from western Lake Erie, had a small but detectable level of microcystin, the toxin produced by microcystis algae. The microcystin concentration of 1.0 parts per billion is five times lower than a 5.0 ppb concentration that would put plant operators on high alert.

Great Lakes cleanup efforts get new funding
Epoch Times (7/23)
In the ongoing effort to clean up the Great Lakes, the Canadian government is committing new funding worth $418,000 to four projects around the St. Clair River in southwestern Ontario.

Rep. Rick Nolan (Minn.) touts Lake Superior harbor maintenance progress
The Pioneer Press (7/22)
The newly passed Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which seeks to boost funding for harbor projects, will help reduce the dredging backlog for Great Lakes ports, including Duluth, Minn.

Drumming up another fishery on Lake Michigan
Chicago Sun-Times (7/22)
Freshwater drum, better known as sheephead, are a growing fishery on southern Lake Michigan.

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