Latest Lakes News

Soap Lake wildfire evacuations lifted, 2 firefighters hurt

Jun. 29, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

SOAP LAKE, Wash. (AP) — The Grant County Sheriff’s Office has lifted all evacuations east of Soap Lake, Washington, that had been in effect Tuesday because of a wildfire. Sheriff’s officials said the 50 homes threatened by the fire which started around 11 a.m. were no longer...

WA wildfire prompts evacuations for people in 50 homes

Jun. 28, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

SOAP LAKE, Wash. (AP) — People in about 50 homes near a wildfire in central Washington were told by law enforcement to leave their homes immediately on Tuesday afternoon. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said at about 2:45 p.m. that people living on certain streets east of Soap...

DNR monitoring crappie kill at Loon Lake in NE Indiana

Jun. 23, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (AP) — State Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologists have collected fish and water samples at a northeastern Indiana lake as the result of a fish kill involving thousands of crappies, the agency said Thursday. The fish kill began earlier this week...

From 'carp' to 'copi': unpopular fish getting a makeover

Jun. 22, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — You're in the mood for fish and your server suggests a dish of invasive carp. Ugh, you might say. But how about broiled copi, fresh from the Mississippi River? Here's the catch: They're the same thing. Illinois and partner organizations...

Idaho to sell 'high-end' island in Payette Lake near McCall

Jun. 21, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials on Tuesday voted to sell at auction a 14-acre “high-end” island in Payette Lake near the vacation and second-home town of McCall. Republican Gov. Brad Little and four other members of the Idaho Land Board voted 5-0 to reaffirm a previous...

Review: 'The House on the Lake' is a wild, improbable ride

Jun. 21, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

“The House Across the Lake” by Riley Sager (Dutton) Casey Fletcher and her husband Len bought a cottage on a remote lake in Vermont as a getaway from their hectic life in New York City. But after he drowned there, Casey chose to anesthetize her pain with alcohol. ...

5-year-old boy falls off dock and drowns in Maine

Jun. 15, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — A 5-year-old boy drowned when he fell off a dock into Ambajejus Lake, according to the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim’s family was renting a camp on the lake, and the boy fell into the water while fishing from the dock Tuesday...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jun. 15, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. June 9, 2022. Editorial: Proactive measures will help area lakes The image of Wisconsin lakes as unchanging, permanent parts of the landscape isn’t accurate. We all know lakes change, but when you return to one year in, year out, they can...

Biologists try to save ancient fish as Colorado River fades

Jun. 14, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Barrett Friesen steers a motorboat toward the shore of Lake Powell, with the Glen Canyon Dam towering overhead. Pale “bathtub rings” line the canyon’s rocky face, starkly illustrating how water levels have slumped in the second-largest U.S. reservoir amid rising demand...

Woman hospitalized, granddaughter drowns on fishing trip

Jun. 13, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman remained in critical condition Monday, two days after she was injured and her granddaughter drowned while they were fishing on a lake. Sgt. Stewart Smith of the Troup County Sheriff’s Office said Stephanie Walker, 40, was in Wellstar West...