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Great Lakes Levels Rise, But Slump Hasn’t Ended

Abundant rain and snowfall have given the Great Lakes a boost this year, but it’s too early to declare an end to slumping water levels that have plagued the inland seas since the late 1990s and made life miserable for cargo shippers and marina operators, federal scientists said Wednesday.

11/20/2013

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Report Predicts Ever-Bigger Lake Erie Algae Blooms

It was the largest algae bloom in Lake Erie’s recorded history. It sucked oxygen from the water, clogged boat motors and washed ashore in rotting masses that turned beachgoers’ stomachs.

04/01/2013

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Asian Carp DNA Found In Year-Old Lake Erie Samples

Genetic material from Asian carp has been discovered in Lake Erie water samples collected nearly a year ago, officials said Friday.

07/13/2012

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Coast Guard Begins Icebreaking On Great Lakes

The U.S. Coast Guard has begun ice breaking operations in response to colder temperatures and ice growth in the western Great Lakes region.

12/22/2011

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1000s Of Dead Walleye Being Found In Lake Erie

Wildlife researchers in northern Ohio want to know what’s killing thousands of walleye in Lake Erie.

05/13/2011

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