High Lake Superior Level Prompts Soo Gate Opening The brimming water level on Lake Superior has led a Canadian-U.S. regulatory board to increase the outflow through gates on the St. Marys River at Sault Ste. Marie. The International Lake Superior Board of Control says the flow setting of the control structure at the head of the St. Marys Rapids will increase Wednesday, and it warms anglers to beware of changing flow and water levels.
Soo Locks Close For Season After Brief Extension The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the seasonal closing of the Soo Locks in the Upper Peninsula city of Sault Ste. Marie a few days later than normal.
Coast Guard Begins Icebreaking On Great LakesThe U.S. Coast Guard has begun ice breaking operations in response to colder temperatures and ice growth in the western Great Lakes region.