Lake Michigan Drownings Continue Despite WarningsDrowning incidents in Lake Michigan area regular occurrence, especially during summer months; almost 200 people have drowned over the last five years, according to data compiled by the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project.
High Water Levels Expected In Great Lakes This SummerHigher water means narrower beaches. But it helps commercial shippers, who don't have to worry about scraping bottom in shallow channels.
Lake Michigan Water Levels Rising Water levels in Lake Michigan have been below average for several years, but that's changing now.
Potential Increase In Water Levels From Snow, Ice Melt Could Save Consumers MoneyRight now Lake Michigan is 90-percent covered in ice and when it melts, it could save you money.
Continuing Drought Could Lead To Reversal Of Chicago River FlowIn a new report, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said, if Chicago doesn’t get some significant rain or snow soon, there could be serious water flow issues in the Chicago River.
Falling Lake Michigan Water Levels Could Lead To Rising PollutionIf the Lake Michigan water level drops six inches, the locks in and out of the Chicago River will have to be closed to keep polluted water out, federal officials said Monday.
Army Corps Declines Request To Boost Mississippi River LevelThe Army Corps of Engineers has turned back requests by federal lawmakers and the barge industry to release more water from the Missouri River, believing the drought-starved Mississippi River it feeds still will remain open to shipping despite mounting concerns about water levels.
Governor Worried Low Mississippi River Levels Could Hurt Barge TrafficGov. Pat Quinn said he and other Illinois officials are very concerned about the falling water levels on the Mississippi River, and the impact it could have on the state.
Heat, Drought Create Havoc On Area Rivers Extreme heat and low water levels in area rivers are creating a dangerous combination.
Climatologist: Warm Weather Hasn't Affected Soil Water LevelsThe unusually warm weather this past winter has not had much of an impact on water levels for growing crops, plants and grass, according to a climatologist.