This month of The Catch features stories from our partners in the Great Lakes News Collaborative. The collaborative’s investigation of the cost of water in the Great Lakes region was the focus of the latest episode.
Michigan Radio‘s Lester Graham discusses a story he’s been following in northern Michigan on Elk Lake, where plant life and E.Coli are showing up in previously crystal-clear water.
“Some people want to blame agriculture, some people want to blame other sources like goose poop, for example,” Graham said. “But in reality, it’s likely coming from faulty septic systems.”