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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • WMO signs agreement to establish monitoring centre for hydrology of lakes and rivers

    The creation and subsequent operation of an international data centre on the hydrology of lakes and reservoirs has for a long time been expected by the international scientific community. For example, longterm, highquality data from lakes, such as water levels, and freeze and breakup dates, provide a valuable indicator for regional climate variability and change. Despite the existence of various ...

  • EPA Awards $10 Million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant for Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program

    The U.S Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has awarded a $10 million five-year grant to Central Michigan University to continue implementation of EPA's Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program. Central Michigan University’s project team includes SUNY College at Brockport and other institutions and agencies. The project team will work on coastal wetlands monitoring ...

  • 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

  • LimnoTech Featured in Lake Erie Algae Bloom Monitoring Network Article (March 2015

    LimnoTech and Project Engineer Ed Verhamme were featured recently in an article in the Environmental Monitor. The article describes the water quality monitoring network in Lake Erie that LimnoTech helped to establish last summer in response to harmful algal blooms that affected water quality in the City of Toledo, and how the network helped water treatment plant operators ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • EPA awards $355K to Utah DEQ for air monitoring in Salt Lake City area

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) a $355,000 grant to conduct air toxics monitoring and evaluate population exposure in West Valley City, a community located on the west side of the Salt Lake valley. The grant, awarded through EPA’s Community Air Toxics Monitoring program, is among $4,000,000 provided to more than ...

  • EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant to Clarkson University for Monitoring Pollutants in Fish

    The U.S Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, has received a $6.5 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to monitor pollutants in Great Lakes fish over the next five years. This EPA grant continues funding for the university’s surveillance program to monitor Great Lakes fish for contamination from legacy pollutants such as ...

  • EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant to Central Michigan University to Monitor Coastal Wetlands

    The U.S Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, has received a $10 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to monitor coastal wetlands around the Great Lakes basin over the next five years. This project expands an existing GLRI grant to the university for Great Lakes wetlands monitoring. “This new Great Lakes ...

  • The effect of global warming on eutrophication in lakes

    Shallow lakes are an important type of ecosystem that may be vulnerable to current warming trends. A recent study examines just how vulnerable they are. It indicates that climate change combined with nutrient pollution could exacerbate eutrophication and suggests nitrogen levels should be monitored. Shallow lakes are important in their support of biodiversity. However, their large ...

  • Measure Great Lakes cleanup progress

    An Obama administration program that has spent more than $1.3 billion on healing the troubled Great Lakes needs a better scorecard for measuring its performance, a government watchdog report released Friday says. The analysis by the Government Accountability Office does not pass judgment on how well the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA to Remove Mercury from Bottom of Pompton Lake in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced its plan to remove mercury contamination from the sediment of the Acid Brook Delta of Pompton Lake in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey to levels that meet stringent standards to protect people’s health and the environment. The plan will go into effect as a modification of a permit, which legally requires the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & ...

  • Oklahoma, EPA study rivers, lakes and streams

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Oklahoma Office of the Secretary of Energy and Environment (OSEE) are continuing to work on analyzing the condition of wetlands in Oklahoma, as part of a national initiative. The assessment will help build capacity to monitor and analyze wetland conditions while promoting collaboration across jurisdictional boundaries. OSEE will use a ...

  • Fears of glacial lake outburst floods allayed

    The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has good news for people living in the Nepal Himalayas – its latest survey shows three lakes formed by melting glaciers are not about to burst as previously feared. In 2009, ICIMOD studied 1,466 glacial lakes in Nepal, in collaboration with the World Bank and non-government organisations (NGOs). Its teams identified six of them ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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

  • US launches Great Lakes action plan

    U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson, in collaboration with 15 other federal agencies, have announced a plan to restore the Great Lakes as a national priority. Signaling a commitment beyond measure of past promises, in February 2009, President Obama proposed $475 million for a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (Initiative). The ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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, ...

  • Water Clears in Southeast`s Largest Lake

    Without hurricanes to disturb it, water quality in the largest freshwater lake in the southeastern United States has improved substantially over the past two years, according to the South Florida Water Management District's most recent water quality data. Lake Okeechobee, covering 730 square miles with more than 100,000 acres of wetland habitats, is located in the center of the Everglades ...

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