Category Archive: Water and Recreation

Sep 21

Just Add Water

Once drained to make room for agriculture, two Illinois lakes have undergone a dramatic transformation. Listen up: Just add water? That was the recipe for success in Illinois’ Hennepin and Hopper Lakes, which used to be drained to make room for crops. Restoring these lakes to their natural state was an important undertaking. For one …

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Sep 08

Keyed Up About Clean Water

You may be properly caring for your car—but what about water quality? Listen up as we solve this clean water riddle: What does maintaining your car have to do with ducks in a pond? More than you might think, considering all those suds, chemicals, and oils often go down a storm drain—and end up in …

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Sep 07

“I Brake for Clean Water”

DYK that normal vehicle wear and tear harms water resources? Listen up to learn how cars are a driving force behind polluted water—and how you can help: It’s true that a good hard rainstorm makes everything look shiny and clean. But, unfortunately, equally true is that this same rainfall washes chemicals and debris off roads …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/stormwater-management/i-brake-for-clean-water/

Sep 06

Fishy Business

How much sustainably caught fish comes out of the Great Lakes each year? We cast around for answers—and caught ’em. Listen up: Throughout history, people have been hooked on fishing the Great Lakes, from Native Americans in birch bark canoes to commercial fishermen in modern boats. A century ago, nearly 150 million pounds of fish …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/water-and-the-economy/fishy-business/

Sep 04

Re-envisioning Our Rivers

Could a city famous for its lakefront become better known for its rivers instead? CurrentCast investigates—listen up: The “riverfront city by the lake” has a nice ring to it. And yet, Chicago’s key rivers—the Chicago, Calumet, and Des Plaines—have historically played a more utilitarian role for the Windy City, making it a center of commerce …

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