water quality

"Michigan’s rivers and streams face new threats in the form of two invasive species: a snail never seen here before and an algae that used to be found in small, sporadic concentrations." (Detroit News)

"Fishing in Ottawa County? Watch out for the latest aquatic invader. An invasive species of crayfish has turned up in an Ottawa County lake." (Detroit Free Press)

"State officials are warning boaters they could be bringing dangerous stowaways with them into Michigan’s waterways." (WDET)

"VICKSBURG, MI -- High E. coli levels at Sunset Lake means there a health advisory warning against swimming today. The Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department posted signs warning signs at Sunset Lake Park in the village of Vicksburg." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Department of Environmental Quality says practice is allowed under agricultural practices