Lake Michigan

6:33 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Lake Michigan Water Levels Continue to Rise

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Heavy winter snows and spring rain have helped bring lake back near historical average
Lake Michigan water levels continue to rise, with May's level coming up a foot above last year. The outlook through October puts the lake at or near its historical average for the first time in years.The level for May is 578.30 feet above sea level, more than a half-foot - 0.68 foot - above the April level.
11:39 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Temperatures Rise, but Lake Michigan Remains Colder Than Normal

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Record ice cover this past winter has kept lake's average temperature at lowest average since 1996
The Memorial Day weekend is starting off with sunny skies and some cool temperatures.
6:35 am
Tue March 11, 2014

City of Saint Joseph Won't Join Pier Safety Task Force

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Mayor says the city may reconsider after construction of the lighthouses in 2015
ST. JOSEPH - The city of St. Joseph isn't ready to dive into a discussion on pier safety with Berrien County officials, as it anticipates closing off the North Pier next year during renovations of the lighthouses.
6:52 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Safety Study Proposed for Piers in St. Joseph

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There have been 10 drownings off the piers in the last 10 years
ST. JOSEPH - Berrien County wants the city of St. Joseph to take part in a committee to study safety along the North and South Piers, including the possibility of adding life rings and passing an ordinance banning jumping from the piers.
7:51 am
Wed February 19, 2014

People Advised to Stay Off Lake Michigan Ice

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Concern over people walking on ice led to closure of Oval Beach in Saugatuck this season
Warm weather and sunshine are the key ingredients for a walk on the beach, even if you add ice in the middle of February. But a walk on the frozen waters of Lake Michigan can quickly lead to trouble."The ice is unsafe," said Sgt. Cal Keuning, of the Ottawa County Dive Team.