What's New on GLIN Michigan Water Strategy progress The latest Michigan Department of Environmental Quality bulletin features Jon Allan, director of the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes, highlighting progress made in the first six months after the release of the Michigan Water Strategy, a 30-year plan to protect, manage, and enhance Michiganís water resources.
In the News Great Lakes steel production picks up by 6,000 tons Northwest Indiana Times (5/24) Steel mills in the Great Lakes region cranked out 640,000 tons of metal the previous week, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute. Most of the steel made in the Great Lakes region is produced in Lake and Porter counties in Northwest Indiana.
Great Lakes Buoys for Boaters added to 10th NY Sea Grant Clean and Safe Boating Campaign Madison County Courier (5/24) A Great Lakes Buoys for Boaters introduction is a new addition to the 10th anniversary edition of the New York Sea Grant Discover Clean and Safe Boating campaign. The Buoys for Boaters introduction to the Great Lakes Observing System buoys will provide boaters with information on how to access data on current air temperature, wind and wave speed and direction, and water temperature.
City working on plan to stop toxic algal blooms in Akron drinking water Beacon Journal (5/24) Stewards of Akronís water supply and the University of Akron are teaming up to take on the same toxic algal blooms that left hundreds of thousands of Toledo residents without drinking water three years ago. The goal, here, is to keep drinking water safe while possibly profiting on discharged chemicals that science says may be reusable.
'Black sand' on Lake Michigan shore is not just mud WDIV-TV-Detroit, MI (5/24) It's not mud, dirt or some type of extraterrestrial material that will give you super powers - it's actually something way cooler. The black sand is likely magnetite - a magnetic mineral that occurs in almost all igneous and metamorphic rocks. The black sand found could be magnetic, if dried.
Great Lakes funding eliminated under Trump budget plan Detroit Free Press (5/23) The administration's budget proposal, released Tuesday by the White House's Office of Management and Budget, zeroes out the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which since 2010 has provided more than $2.2 billion for programs to improve and protect the lakes.
Great Lakes water temperatures have flatlined MLive (5/23) Water temperatures on the surface of the Great Lakes haven't warmed as fast as usual in recent weeks, due to cooler than normal temperatures. The much warmer than normal water temperatures this winter and spring have now been held back to near normal temperatures. Several Great Lakes have even dipped to below normal surface water temperatures.
DNR will add bright dye to Menasha lock canal Post-Crescent (5/23) The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will add a nontoxic, yellow-green dye to the water in the Menasha lock canal to check for unseen connections where the invasive round goby could bypass the Menasha lock and dam and enter Lake Winnebago.