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  • Heavy metal – in and around the lake

    Heavy metal pollution of lakes has a seriously detrimental impact on people and ecosystems that rely on such bodies of water. According to a study published in the current issue of Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, researchers have focused on the physicochemical properties and toxicology of water from and around Thane City of Maharashtra. Environmental chemist Pravin Singare of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The story of Lake Chilika

    Imagine a lagoon on the eastern coast of India. From the side of the mainland sweet water of a river flows into the lagoon. From the seaside at the Gulf of Bengal salt water and fish move in. In the lagoon fisheries thrive. Then the river gets sandy and brings sediments to the lagoon. As a result, the opening at the seaside gets choked-up. The amount of fish in the lagoon which is now fully ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Kalamazoo River and Morrow Lake to open

    Local, state and federal agencies responding to the Enbridge oil spill announced today that an additional 34 miles of the Kalamazoo River and the entire 2 miles of Morrow Lake are now open for recreational use. Part of the area referred to as the Morrow Lake Delta is still closed. The closed portion will be identified by buoys. Those using the river should follow buoy restrictions for their own ...

  • Great Lakes Fouled by Raw Sewage

    TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, (ENS) - Detroit, Michigan is at the bottom of the class, performing the worst of 20 cities graded by a Canadian environmental group in a Report Card on how well they manage their sewage. Sierra Legal released its first Great Lakes Sewage Report Card today, an investigative report that analyzes the performance of 20 cities in the Great Lakes ...

  • Lake monitoring system at Lake Dardanelle an unexpected catch for B.A.S.S. Elite Series Tournament participants

    To demonstrate information and scientific monitoring capabilities, researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey Arkansas Water Science Center installed a Lake Diagnostic System (LDS) provided by Precision Measurement Engineering, Inc. in Lake Dardanelle for the Diamond Drive Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament, which took place from March 26 – 29, 2009. The LDS (now LakeESP) is a floating system ...

  • PME Provides Lake Monitoring Instrumentation to Israel

    Precision Measurement Engineering, Inc. (PME), an internationally known freshwater instrument design corporation recently provided Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research (IOLR) Institution with instrumentation that will constantly monitor water temperature and dissolved oxygen. Data will be available real-time and telemetered via GSM cell phone to a shore computer. PME provided IOLR ...

  • Castaic Lake Water Agency Selects SCADAWatch

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA), California, has chosen the company’s revolutionary SCADAWatch software solution to support mission-critical network modeling applications, ...


    By Innovyze

  • Florida Lake Drops to Record Low Level

    WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (ENS) - Water levels in Lake Okeechobee are expected to fall to the lowest on record this week, threatening an important source of drinking water for nearly five million people and the Everglades during South Florida's worst known drought. The nation's second-largest freshwater lake held at nine feet on Tuesday, less than a half-inch above the ...

  • Salt Lake City selects WaterGEMS and HAMMER

    Salt Lake City, USA, has selected and deployed Bentley's WaterGEMS V8i modelling and analysis software and HAMMER V8i transient analysis software to analyse, design, and operate its extensive water distribution system. The system serves approximately 450,000 residents and includes about 1,380 miles of pipes. Salt Lake City has a complete geographical information system ( ...

  • Dumping mine waste into lakes - Is this the best environmental option?

    Sixteen Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly 'reclassified' as toxic dump sites for mines. Under the Fisheries Act, it’s illegal to put harmful substances into fish-bearing waters. But, under a little-known subsection known as Schedule Two of the mining effluent regulations, federal bureaucrats can redefine lakes as 'tailings impoundment areas.'  Public opposition has been ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Phosphate monitor protects Cumbrian lake during restoration

    Novel phosphate monitoring technology from OTT Hydrometry is helping the South Cumbria Rivers Trust (SCRT) to improve water quality during a project to restore a lake in the north of England. Funded by United Utilities, the Elterwater Remediation Project has been created to improve water quality by increasing water flow through the lake and dramatically lowering residency time. Background ...

  • US and Canada strengthen Great Lakes cooperation

    The Ontario Government and municipal officials from around the Great Lakes on both sides of the border have begun a new era of working together to restore, protect and conserve the Great Lakes Basin ecosystem. A memo of cooperation signed Thursday by provincial ministers and Ontario representatives of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative commits them to consulting and cooperating on ...

  • Unchecked pollution befouling majestic Lake Titicaca

    Gulls swept down to feast on hundreds of dead and dying giant frogs floating in the rancid waters along a southeastern shore of Lake Titicaca, where the algae-choked shallows reek of rotten eggs. The die-off was the most striking sign yet of the deteriorating state of South America's largest body of fresh water. Local fishermen have a harder time finding anything to catch, while farmers who work ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Announces Membership of Great Lakes Advisory Board

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced on behalf of 16 federal agencies the membership of the first advisory board to support implementation of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. “Protecting the Great Lakes -- the largest surface freshwater system on Earth -- is important for the health and well being of millions of people," said EPA Acting Administrator and Acting ...

  • Southwest braces as Lake Mead water levels drop

    Once-teeming Lake Mead marinas are idle as a 14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Officials from nearby Las Vegas are pushing conservation, but are also drilling a new pipeline to keep drawing water from the lake. Hundreds of miles away, farmers who receive water from the lake behind Hoover Dam are preparing for the worst. The receding shoreline at one of the main ...


    By Associated Press

  • Dumping mine waste into Lakes - Is this the best environmental option?

    Sixteen Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly "reclassified" as toxic dump sites for mines. Under the Fisheries Act, it’s illegal to put harmful substances into fish-bearing waters. But, under a little-known subsection known as Schedule Two of the mining effluent regulations, federal bureaucrats can redefine lakes as "tailings impoundment areas." Public opposition has been ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Provides Funding to Target Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy today announced that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) will provide almost $12 million to federal and state agencies to protect public health by targeting harmful algal blooms (HABs) in western Lake Erie. The funding builds upon the GLRI’s on-going efforts to reduce algal blooms and will be made available to Ohio, ...

  • EPA Proposes Revised Plan to Remove Mercury Contaminated Sediment from Bottom of Pompton Lake in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed a new plan to remove mercury contamination from areas of Pompton Lake in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, including the areas where the Acid Brook flows into the lake, called the Acid Brook Delta. Areas of the sediment on the bottom of the lake have become contaminated with mercury and lead that flowed down the Acid Brook into the lake. The public ...

  • EPA Directs DuPont to Remove Mercury from Pompton Lake in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released its final plan to remove mercury contamination from areas of Pompton Lake in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, including the areas where the Acid Brook flows into the lake, called the Acid Brook Delta. These areas are collectively referred to as the Pompton Lake Study Area. Areas of the sediment on the bottom of the lake have become contaminated ...

  • Ontario Ministry of Environment Great Lakes Unit Selects MIKE 3 for Hydrodynamics and Water Quality Modelling of Great Lakes

    The Great Lakes Unit (GLU) of the Ministry of Environment assists the Ontario government in meeting its commitment to the Canada Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem by monitoring near shore regions and Areas of Concern within the Great Lakes. The programs of the GLU provide assistance in the evaluation of progress towards restoration of environmental conditions, and ...


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