Latest Lakes News

Scales and Tales: Anna Royer’s pets are anything but common

Sep. 24, 2022 01:13 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Not everyone might appreciate Anna Royer’s choice in “pets.” “My dad’s mom loved animals, and she passed that love to him,” Royer said. “From a young age, he would catch king snakes, frogs and turtles and bring them in. When we were growing...

Boat flips after recreational shrimp trawl snags; 1 dead

Sep. 22, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A 62-year-old man died Thursday and another man was injured after their recreational shrimping skiff overturned in a lake north of New Orleans while he and a friend were out trawling. The trawl snagged around midnight Thursday in Lake Pontchartrain, and the boat...

AP FACT CHECK: Lake distorts Hobbs' education votes in Ariz.

Sep. 22, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is misrepresenting the voting record of her opponent, Democrat Katie Hobbs, charging in a video released this week that her work in government shows Hobbs is “Anti-American and Un-Arizonan.” In a 3-minute social media video,...

Minnesota Ojibwe harvest sacred, climate-imperiled wild rice

Sep. 20, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

ON LEECH LAKE, Minnesota (AP) — Seated low in her canoe sliding through a rice bed on this vast lake, Kendra Haugen used one wooden stick to bend the stalks and another to knock the rice off, so gently the stalks sprung right back up. On a mid-September morning, no breeze ruffled...

State cracks down on Flint company after Flint River spill

Sep. 19, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — State regulators on Monday ordered a Flint chemical company to truck wastewater to a water treatment plant, weeks after it was blamed for an oily discharge in the Flint River. The 11-page order describes disputes between Lockhart Chemical and the Department of...

On the Colorado River, growing concern for trout and chub

Sep. 17, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — To guide fishing trips for a year or two, that's what brought Terry Gunn to the red canyons of northern Arizona. The chance to hike, raft and fly fish drew Wendy Hanvold, a retired ski bum, who took a job there waiting tables at an anglers lodge. She heard rumors of the intrepid...

Uganda reacts angrily to EU resolution slamming oil pipeline

Sep. 16, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's leader warned Friday that his government could “find someone else to work with” as French partner TotalEnergies faced mounting pressure to pull out of a partnership to construct a pipeline opposed by climate activists. The comments by Ugandan...

Flaming Gorge falls as drought felt higher up Colorado River

Sep. 16, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

FLAMING GORGE RESERVOIR, Wyo. (AP) — Tony Valdez wasn't worried about being left high and dry when he bought Buckboard Marina three years ago, but that's changed with the receding waters of Flaming Gorge Reservoir. This year, he has already dredged 10 feet (3 meters) so boats could...

Desert farms in Utah flourish with water from Colorado River

Sep. 16, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — The second driest state in the country, Utah, doesn’t contribute much water to the Colorado River as it flows from Rocky Mountain headwaters through Canyonlands National Park to Lake Powell. Utah has a unique position in the middle of the river basin,...

Nevada looks to conservation as the Colorado River dwindles

Sep. 15, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Only a few miles from the Las Vegas Strip, in the Mojave Desert, is an unlikely scene: A county park with walking trails and thick vegetation that circles a vibrant rush of flowing water. Known as the Las Vegas Wash, the water running through this channel is a...