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  • engineers installing a check valve in a pipe in a ravine October 28, 2020

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ electric fish barriers deter the movement of Asian carp and other aquatic nuisance species from passing through the Chicago Sanitary Ship Canal and into the Great Lakes. But did you know there were a handful of other sites identified along the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basin divide as having a moderate likelihood for the transfer of species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and partners came together to create a barrier at one of these sites that would effectively prevent the transfer of invasive carp species between basins.

  • white reef structure is visible beneath surface of clear water October 27, 2020

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed construction for the final phase of the Fort Sheridan Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration project. The goal for this project is to bring resilience and connectivity to coastal natural habitats and to restore historical native plant communities along 1.5 miles of Lake Michigan.

  • Restoring A National Treasure - 10 years of the Great Lakes National Restoration Initiative October 5, 2020

    NOAA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative StoryMap highlights a decade of NOAA and partners’ work in the Great Lakes to improve fish passage, clean up contaminated debris, restore coastal wetlands, and remove invasive species. Take a virtual tour of some of the major restoration projects from across the region, from the Buffalo River in New York to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

  • five people on deck of the Lake Guardian with the rosette sampler October 1, 2020

    A new paper demonstrates how measurements of deep chlorophyll maxima in the Great Lakes can be used to anticipate how ongoing trophic state changes may affect Great Lakes food webs.

  • Great Lakes Commission logo September 17, 2020

    The Great Lakes Commission has announced funding to reduce runoff of sediment, nutrients and other pollutants into the Great Lakes through the Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program.