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Great Lakes Moment: Endangered catfish indicates improving health of the Detroit and St. Clair rivers-
A small catfish that is endangered in both Michigan and Ontario is making a comeback thanks to improved water quality and artificial reef construction in the Detroit and St. Clair rivers.07
Soil hauled from Detroit park as part of storm water project-
Soil is being removed from Detroit’s Rouge Park as part of a storm water retention project to reduce flooding in streets and basements during periods of heavy rainfall. The project is expected to capture nearly 100 million gallons of storm water each year.
How to Magnet Fish: A guide to attracting junk and cleaning up local waterways-
Magnet fishing is a simple sport, utilizing magnets and tension lines to dredge up junk and sometimes priceless items from rivers, lakes and streams. Check out this handy how-to on getting started.
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Great Lakes Moment: Sugar Island is getting an ecological makeover-
In this month’s column, John Hartig explores the history of Sugar Island and what’s coming next for it, which involves a massive habitat restoration project.
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Great Lakes Moment: Walleye frenzy on the Detroit River-
Each spring, as many as 10 million walleye leave the deeper areas of Lake Erie and ascend the Detroit River in search of rocky substrates to spawn on, creating a fishing frenzy known throughout North America.
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Hold on! 240-pound fish, age 100, caught in Detroit River-
The 240-pound, nearly 7-foot-long sturgeon, assumed to be a female, was quickly released back into the river after being weighed and measured.
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Test Your Knowledge: Rivers on Great Lakes Now-
In honor of Great Lakes Now’s two-year anniversary, take this quiz to test your show knowledge.
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Great Lakes Moment: Beavers come knocking at the Detroit River’s former Black Lagoon-
Few people thought that the return of beavers to Ellias Cove would ever be possible.
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Great Lakes Moment: It’s a UFO. No, the aurora borealis. No, it’s Leamington greenhouses!-
The story behind the lightshow over the Detroit River isn’t as mysterious as it might seem.
Watch Party: Detroit River’s High Water-
Jacqueline Serran with the Detroit River Canadian Clean Up, WDET’s Annamarie Sysling and Great Lakes Now’s Sandra Svoboda chat about high water level impacts on habitat and communities along the Detroit River in Canada and the U.S.