Latest Lake Erie News

A rising Lake Erie closes streets, ferry, leaves debris

May. 14, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — Floodwaters spilling over western Lake Erie's shoreline have swamped streets, shut down ferries and left behind dangerous debris during the past month. Now residents are bracing for more problems. All the Great Lakes have been rising for several years and now are seeing an...

Port of Cleveland plans new US Customs facility for cruises

May. 12, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Port Cleveland is planning to develop a more permanent U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility to process cruise passengers disembarking in the city on Lake Erie. The Cleveland port is planning to spend $600,000 to develop the facility for an increasing number of Great Lakes cruise...

Storms damage Arkansas apartments, leave damage in South

May. 9, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Several people were injured when a tornado damaged two apartment complexes in Arkansas, part of a powerful line of thunderstorms that was dumping more rain Thursday on waterlogged areas throughout the nation's midsection. The severe weather moved eastward after forcing people from...

The Latest: Fear of flooding grows in Houston area

May. 9, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on storms and flooding in the Midwest and Deep South (all times local): 9 p.m. Fear of flooding is increasing in the Houston area as steady downpours are overwhelming some roadside storm drains. According to the Harris County Flood Warning System website , almost 5 inches...

Great Lakes water levels surge, some record highs predicted

May. 6, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Water levels are surging in the Great Lakes and likely will set records this summer, forecasters said Monday — a remarkable turnaround from earlier this decade that's bringing welcome relief to shippers and marina owners, but causing flooding and heavy erosion in some...

University of Toledo biologists search rivers for grass carp

Apr. 15, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — University biologists in Ohio are scouring streams following tests that confirmed larvae from the invasive Asian grass carp were found for the first time in the Great Lakes watershed. A crew from the University of Toledo working with the U.S. Geological Survey found the larvae during...

Robot offers a deeper dive into Lake Erie research

Mar. 31, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An underwater robot will be roaming Presque Isle Bay to collect water quality data beginning this spring. The robot doesn't look impressive. It looks like the plumbing under your sink. Built largely of PVC pipe, it cost less than $100 to make. But looks aren't everything. The robot...

Report: Great Lakes feeling effects of rapid climate warming

Mar. 21, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., a trend likely to bring more extreme storms while also degrading water quality, worsening erosion and posing tougher challenges for farming, scientists reported Thursday. The annual mean air temperature in the...