Tag Archive: rivers

Oct 18

Small Streams: The Heart and Soul of Waterways

When it comes to water quality, size is definitely not everything. Listen up for the big impact of small streams: They may be little enough to hop, skip, and jump across, but even the smallest streams lead to healthier waterways. In fact, small streams are “the heart and soul” of the whole system, according to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/toxic-contamination/small-streams-matter/

Oct 10

Tales From the Sewer: Overflow Happens

Sorry to have to break this to you, but sewage overflows are a thing. Plug your nose, then listen up: Here’s the raw deal: Many communities have combined sewer systems (CSS) that can overflow during rainstorms—sending raw sewage into rivers and lakes. Not a pretty picture. “A lot of these older cities like Chicago, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/stormwater-management/combined-sewer-overflow/

Oct 09

Baby Beluga in the Deep Blue…River?

Beluga whales are found in the Saint Lawrence River—but their population is declining. Listen up: It sounds like a whale of a tale, but it’s not. Thirteen species of cetaceans can be found in the St. Lawrence River. “The St. Lawrence is an amazing area. The biodiversity out there is amazing,” says Robert Michaud, president …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/biodiversity/beluga-in-the-deep-blue-river/

Oct 06

Great Lakes Villains on the Move

Cue the scary music! If Asian carp barge into Lake Erie, Ohio’s tourism and travel industries are at stake. Listen up: Imagine 40-pound fish taking over a lake, and stealing food from smaller species. It may sound like a horror flick, but the threat of Asian carp is real—and breeding populations exist in rivers near the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/water-and-recreation/villains-on-the-move/

Sep 28

Helping Fish Survive an Urban Gauntlet

How are man-made islands helping young fish traveling through the Milwaukee Estuary? Listen up: Sometimes fish need a break, too. This is a story of how human development has actually helped fish find places to rest and eat as they move through the aquatic urban jungle. One sixth its former size, the Milwaukee Estuary is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/development/helping-fish-survive-an-urban-gauntlet/

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