Latest Lakes News

Project will link lakes to restore marsh, reduce flooding

Sep. 20, 2021 07:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Work is getting underway to connect two lakes along the Illinois and Indiana border — a project that will one day restore wetlands, reduce flooding and allow fish to travel between Lake Michigan and marshland on Chicago's Southeast Side. Powderhorn...

Analysis: Ida's destruction may help Hurricane Laura victims

Sep. 19, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida's thrashing left homes in mangled heaps across southeastern Louisiana, but in an uncomfortable twist, the storm might have been a boon to southwestern parishes still struggling to recover from last year's Hurricane Laura. Ida's...

Body of man, 20, pulled from Lake Michigan near Chicago

Sep. 19, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — The body of a 20-year-old man was pulled Saturday evening from Lake Michigan near Chicago after a seven-hour search for the missing swimmer, officials said. Three other people were rescued from the water earlier in the day, according to Evanston...

Greenwood fire 80% contained, forest restrictions lifted

Sep. 19, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say they have lifted fire restrictions for the entire Superior National Forest in Northern Minnesota after reports over the weekend that the Greenwood Lake blaze was 80% contained. While the region remains historically dry, officials...

Aluminum wrap used to protect homes in California wildfires

Sep. 18, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Martin Diky said he panicked as a huge wildfire started racing down a slope toward his wooden house near Lake Tahoe. The contractor had enough time to do some quick research and decided to wrap his mountain home with an aluminum protective covering....

California wildfires burn into groves of giant sequoia trees

Sep. 17, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — California wildfires have burned into at least four groves of gigantic ancient sequoias in national parks and forests, though cooler weather on Friday helped crews trying to keep the flames away from a famous cluster containing the world’s largest tree. ...

DNR: Virus behind deaths of common carp on Detroit-area lake

Sep. 17, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

LAKE ORION, Mich. (AP) — A virus is being blamed on the deaths of between 300 and 600 mostly adult common carp this summer in a Detroit-area lake. An investigation has confirmed that the koi herpesvirus caused the fish kill in Lake Orion, Michigan’s Department of...

Body found in Georgia lake, but person's identity is mystery

Sep. 17, 2021 07:45 AM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Investigators in north Georgia are working to identify a body found floating in Lake Lanier. The body was found Tuesday about 100 yards (91 meters) from shore near the Old Federal Campground at the lake, The Hall County Sheriff’s Office said...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Sep. 15, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

Kenosha News. September 12, 2021. Editorial: Flight for Life’s Burlington hub is good news We all hope that we never have to have 911 called for us or for any of our loved ones. We especially hope and pray that it’s not so serious that Flight For...

Flash flood submerges southern French villages, fields

Sep. 15, 2021 07:25 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Emergency workers rescued or evacuated hundreds of people in southern France as flash flooding abruptly turned roads and fields into rivers and lakes. No casualties have been reported, but new heavy rainfall threatened the area Wednesday. Local authorities...