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NOAA Seeks Answers to Great Lakes Water Level Changes

Thursday, March 06, 2014

NOAA Seeks Answers to Great Lakes Water Level Changes

While people along our nation’s coast experience rising sea levels, residents along the Great Lakes – the Earth’s largest lake system – are adapting to the opposite problem: chronic low water levels and a receding shoreline.

In a perspective now running in Science magazine, Drew Gronewold, a hydrologist at NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, says “the record low water levels in Lake Michigan-Huron in the winter of 2012 to 2013 raise important questions about the driving forces behind water level fluctuations and how water resource management planning decisions can be improved.” 

NOAA real-time beach and water quality data now available for Lake St. ...

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

NOAA real-time beach and water quality data now available for Lake St. ...

Independence Day is right around the corner, and Michigan's Lake St. Clair residents and tourists are gearing up for a holiday weekend filled with fishing, swimming and boating activities. Beach managers can now view NOAA water quality predictions in real-time, instead of waiting 24 hours as before, to make timely decisions to safeguard public health and avoid unnecessary beach closures.

Record-breaking 2011 Lake Erie algae bloom may be sign of things to come

Monday, April 01, 2013

Record-breaking 2011 Lake Erie algae bloom may be sign of things to come

The largest harmful algae bloom in Lake Erie’s recorded history was likely caused by conditions that are expected to become more common in the future due to climate change.

New NOAA experimental tool offers customizable views of Great Lakes ...

Monday, December 03, 2012

New NOAA experimental tool offers customizable views of Great Lakes ...

The new NOAA Great Lakes Water Level Dashboard presented this week at the American Geophysical Union annual fall meeting this week offers interactive displays of water level data for the North American Great Lakes.
NOAA Great Lakes researchers join U.S.-Canadian study of Lake Huron ...

Monday, July 09, 2012

NOAA Great Lakes researchers join U.S.-Canadian study of Lake Huron ...

Visitors to Lake Huron this summer may have a unique opportunity to glimpse science in action. During July and September, scientists will crisscross Thunder Bay, Saginaw Bay, and the open waters of Lake Huron, collecting samples of sediment, water, mussels, microscopic organisms, and fish.

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