Lake Michigan

8:14 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Cook Power Plant Reports Small Oil Leak into Lake Michigan

Plant officials say no oil has been found on the beach or in lake
BRIDGMAN - Officials at Cook Nuclear Plant reported the plant released approximately 2,000 gallons of oil into Lake Michigan Saturday, and that the spill was reported to local, state and federal agencies. "On Saturday, a declining level trend on a Unit 2 main turbine lube oil reservoir was being investigated when the leak was identified and stopped," a media release stated.
6:21 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Numbers Show Strong Tourism Season for Lake Michigan Shoreline

Signs point to strong tourism season continuing through mid-October
While the economic recovery certainly helped bolster tourism numbers in West Michigan so far this year, a steady Pure Michigan advertising push from the state and community level helped bring in regional visitors, particularly from out-of-state markets.
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6:31 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Lake Michigan Levels at Highest Point Since Late 1990's

Lake could meet or surpass long term averages this fall
Water levels on Lake Michigan continue to climb, with August levels more than a foot above last year."We've had a very wet several months in a row," said Keith Kompoltowicz, Army Corps chief hydrologist, about why levels continue to rise."These are the highest lake levels we've seen since the late 1990s," he said.All the Great Lakes except Ontario are above last year's levels.
5:29 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Lake Superior Significantly Raised Lake Michigan Water Levels

Lake Superior is dumping more water into Lake Michigan and Huron than it has in the past sixty years.
There's a lot of dumping going on right now into Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. But it's all good news. Lake Superior is dumping into Lakes Michigan and Huron. It's dumping water, and lots of it. In fact, in July 2014 Lake Superior's outflow into Lake Michigan-Huron through the St.
6:17 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Groups Continue Looking for Solution to Asian Carp

Disagreement continues over separating Lake Michigan from Chicago area waterways.
WASHINGTON - Six months after the Army Corps of Engineers outlined strategies for keeping Asian carp out of Lake Michigan, policymakers, environmentalists and businesspeople are no closer to any kind of agreement on an acceptable long-term solution.