Category Archive: Water & Climate Change

Aug 14

Great Lakes Observing System

Buoy oh buoy… The Great Lakes are wonderful places for boating and fishing. But they can also be dangerous, so it’s important to know the lake conditions before going out. Now, a system of near-shore buoys provides boaters with information about air and water temperature, wave height, currents, wind direction and speed… According to Kelli …

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Jul 20

Causes of Erosion

Eroding Great Lakes shorelines… learn more: The Great Lakes coastal shorelines are eroding. “Sometimes it’s slow and you might not even be thinking about it, and other times it can be a very rapid and scary,” Michael Mohr of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He says ice, wind, and waves cause erosion…but storms can really …

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Jul 17

Great Lakes Water on the Move

Lake Erie water is on the move! Listen up: In the Great Lakes, changes in wind and air pressure can spawn what are called seiches. “Imagine water in a sink or a bathtub sloshing back and forth—it bounces off one end, and then it bounces off the other, that’s what we call a seiche, it’s really …

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Jul 11

When Sharing is Not Caring

Water water everywhere, but not a drop to spare say these 8 states:   We’ve always been taught to share. But the eight Great Lakes states have a legal pact that limits the sharing of their most valuable resource: water. Molly Flanagan of the Alliance for the Great Lakes states, “Even though there’s a lot of …

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Jun 29

Of Ice and Mittens, Or, How the Great Lakes Formed

What does a long-gone glacier have to do with Michigan being shaped like a mitten? Pretty much everything. Listen up: Let’s go back about 14,000 years to what’s now the Great Lakes region. Back then, the entire area was covered with a sheet of ice that averaged a half-mile thick, but was up to four …

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