Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educators are stationed throughout the state, keeping ahead of water-related issues along our Great Lakes coasts. This page features news and online resources from Dan O’Keefe, who covers the southwest district of the state.
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The Summer 2013 issue of Fish Notes includes articles on weed control in shallow lakes, Great Lakes water levels, keeping weight on trophy fish, fish species lifelists, preventing seasickness and Lake Huron walleye movements.
Great Lakes Water Levels 101
Low water levels in Lake Michigan are raising many questions in west Michigan. Earlier this summer in West Olive, representatives from Michigan Sea Grant, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality presented an overview of Great Lakes water level dynamics and impacts. Topics including water diversion, dredging in the St. Clair River, and permitting were addressed. Holland TV recorded the proceedings, which are available on the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council’s Vimeo site in this three-part series: