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Lake Ontario bay dredging project set to start
The Wall Street Journal (7/21)
A dredging project aimed at clearing built-up silt from a Lake Ontario bay gets underway near Rochester, N.Y.
Ohio pushes to end sediment dumping into Lake Erie
Associated Press (7/20)
Ohio environmental regulators are working with local and federal agencies to find new uses for dredged sediment so that it no longer ends up in Lake Erie.
Michigan residents consider how to limit erosion at popular Lake Superior destination
The Associated Press (7/14)
Marquette, Mich. officials are looking for ways to limit erosion around Presque Isle Park, a popular recreational area in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Park committee members are concerned about decreasing vegetation and soil cover around the popular Lake Superior destination.
Rainy spring, cold winter help buoy Great Lakes levels
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/14)
After 16 years of bottom-scraping and dredging, boaters on the Great Lakes are experiencing something different this summer: deep water.
Energy and water bill that passed U.S. House has uncertain future
The Holland Sentinel (7/12)
Harbor maintenance money is still not guaranteed as lawmakers attempt to navigate the appropriations process. The House adopted the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, House Resolution 4923, by a vote of 253 to 170 last week.
EDITORIAL: Pump up Great Lakes restoration, but don't water down Clean Water Act
The Plain Dealer (7/11)
A funding bill released last week by a U.S. House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee floats the boats of both hope and dismay for the Great Lakes.