Latest Lakes News

Colorado River concessions say business up, water level down

Sep. 25, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Chad Taylor looked toward the Callville Bay Marina Lounge from a houseboat on Lake Mead, he reflected on a much different time. In the mid-1990s, the building was right at the water’s edge. Today, it’s nearly a quarter-mile (half-kilometer) from...

Kenyan official: 7 dead after boat capsizes on Lake Victoria

Sep. 23, 2021 04:00 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A local official in Kenya says seven people are dead after their boat capsized on Lake Victoria. Homa Bay County Commissioner Moses Lilan says the seven bodies pulled from the lake after the accident on Tuesday include one of a child. ...

AP PHOTOS: Weeds, sewage choke Kashmir's famed Dal Lake

Sep. 22, 2021 23:41 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Boatman Noor Muhammad struggles to row as his boat moves deep into famed Dal Lake in Srinagar, the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir. He presses hard on his oar to untangle the vessel from thick vegetation. “It is very difficult to paddle...

US projections on drought-hit Colorado River grow more dire

Sep. 22, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. government released projections Wednesday that indicate an even more troubling outlook for a river that serves 40 million people in the American West. The Bureau of Reclamation recently declared the first-ever shortage on the Colorado...

Body recovered, half-brother sought around Yellowstone lake

Sep. 21, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Rescue crews in Yellowstone National Park recovered the body of a 67-year-old Washington state man and searched around a lake Tuesday for his half-brother after the pair failed to return from a backcountry canoe trip. A 10-person...

Police ID body of man who apparently drowned in Tempe lake

Sep. 21, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — An 18-year-old man apparently drowned after jumping into Tempe Town Lake early Tuesday, authorities said. Tempe police said Jacobi Walker was at the lake with friends when he entered the water on his own around 1:15 a.m. and didn’t resurface. ...

6 tribes sue Wisconsin to try to stop November wolf hunt

Sep. 21, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

Six Native American tribes sued Wisconsin on Tuesday to try to stop its planned gray wolf hunt in November, asserting that the hunt violates their treaty rights and endangers an animal they consider sacred. The Chippewa tribes say treaties give them rights to half of the...

Invasive fungus that harms bats is spreading in Washington

Sep. 21, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — An invasive fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats continues to spread in Washington, with the fungus detected in late spring near Rimrock Lake. During spring and summer field work this year, scientists with the Washington Department of Fish...

Investigators identify man who drowned in Lake Lanier

Sep. 21, 2021 07:43 AM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who recently drowned in a north Georgia lake as a Gwinnett County man. The man — Nermin Rustempasic, 42, of Duluth — was found dead in Lake Lanier last week. His body was found about...

Seafood, doughnuts at stake in 2 cities vaccine competition

Sep. 20, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The mayors of two Louisiana cities have announced a friendly competition aimed at bolstering efforts to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19. Adrian Perkins, the mayor of Shreveport in northwest Louisiana, and Nic Hunter, the mayor of...