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Climate Change Threatens Great Lakes Shoreline With Erosion

Apr 18, 2020

Climate change is increasing erosion on what’s known as the nation’s “third coast” — the Great Lakes shoreline. And that’s threatening beaches, parks and other recreation areas used by people from cities across the region. 

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Geneva-on-the-Lake continues to experience massive amounts of erosion due to high water on Lake Erie. Dr. Chris Winslow, director of Ohio Sea Grant College Program at Stone Laboratory, says this problem is not unique to Geneva.

Winslow says these high amounts of erosion are being experienced across the Great Lakes region and are due to water levels reaching historic highs, as well as a lack of ice coverage. Water levels have been rising over the years as a result of precipitation from both spring rain events and heavy snow packs from the upper Great Lakes melting.

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"Water, water everywhere." That line from poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge could be the mantra for rain-weary residents across the country. Some regions have seen record amounts of rain since early spring. The Mississippi River and tributaries spent months above flood stage, while all of the Great Lakes are nearly at or above historic highs.

Keith Kompoltowicz, chief of watershed hydrology for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Detroit, says data show that the Great Lakes have been on the rise for several years, especially in recent months.

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As Congress looks over President Donald Trump’s budget, Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is criticizing the administration for proposing a 90% cut to Great Lakes restoration funds. Brown says that proposed cut indicates a bigger problem.  

President Donald Trump told a rally in Michigan that he plans to reverse his position and fully fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

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Divers Discover an 1899 Great Lakes Shipwreck

Mar 22, 2018
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A group of underwater explorers has announced the discovery of the Margaret Olwill, a steam barge that sank in Lake Erie in 1899. As Great Lakes Today’s Elizabeth Miller reports, a Cleveland native found the shipwreck last summer.

The Margaret Olwill was on its way to Cleveland at the end of June 1899, carrying 900 tons of limestone and 12 passengers. Caught in a storm, the captain tried to make a turn and the ship rolled over on its side. The steam barge sank in Lake Erie off the coast of Lorain, Ohio.

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