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Walleye Windfall: 2021 sees another big hatch of fish in Lake Erie
- by James Proffitt

Experts say to expect a decade or more of fantastic walleye fishing in Lake Erie.

Soil hauled from Detroit park as part of storm water project
- by The Associated Press

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.

City in Michigan urged to use bottled water due to lead risk
- by The Associated Press

Michigan on Wednesday urged residents of Benton Harbor to use only bottled water for cooking and drinking, a major shift in response to the city’s elevated levels of lead.

Great Grapes: Soil and climate have made the Great Lakes a top wine-producing area
- by Capri S. Cafaro

Despite the American wine and grape industry’s association with California’s Napa Valley, the Great Lakes region boasts four of the top 10 wine-producing states in the nation.

HBO Audience: John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” features the impact of PFAS on Michigan residents
- by Natasha Blakely

PFAS- and PFOA-linked health issues are becoming an international crisis. HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” segment about the chemical contaminants featured some Michigan residents whose stories were told in the Great Lakes Now’s documentary “The Forever Chemicals.”

Nearly Two Dozen Communities Awarded State Water Infrastructure Fund Grants
- by Indiana Environmental Reporter

The Indiana Finance Authority selected 22 municipalities out of more than 500 that applied to receive $63 million in grants from the first round of State Water Infrastructure Fund program funding.

Drinking Water News Roundup: US Steel spill, lead pipes, First Nations boil water advisories, Ohio wetlands
- by Maya Sundaresan

Catch the latest drinking water updates with Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

Hoping to avoid Enbridge Line 5 shutdown, Canada asks U.S. to negotiate
- by Bridge Michigan

The Canadian government wants a federal judge to halt Michigan’s efforts to shut down the Line 5 pipeline until Canadian and U.S. diplomats can talk it out.

NW Indiana water facility restarts after US Steel discharge
- by The Associated Press

A utility has restarted a northwest Indiana water treatment facility one week after idling it following a U.S. Steel plant’s discharge of iron-tainted wastewater into a Lake Michigan tributary.

Great Lakes Moment: Lessons from the Ashtabula River cleanup
- by John Hartig

When the Ashtabula River and Harbor was identified as a Great Lakes pollution hotspot in 1985, few people thought the day would ever come when it was cleaned up and no longer a detriment to the community and Lake Erie. Thirty-six years later, it has been removed from the Areas of Concern list.

Enbridge: Line 3 replacement complete; oil will flow Friday
- by The Associated Press

The project was completed despite stiff opposition from tribes, environmentalists and others who argued that the 1,097-mile pipeline would violate treaty rights, worsen climate change and risk spills.

Whitmer signs bills to complete budget, hails bipartisanship
- by The Associated Press

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday signed off on $55 billion in spending to complete the state budget.