Latest Lakes News

Biologists' fears confirmed on the lower Colorado River

Jul. 06, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — For National Park Service fisheries biologist Jeff Arnold, it was a moment he'd been dreading. Bare-legged in sandals, he was pulling in a net in a shallow backwater of the lower Colorado River last week, when he spotted three young fish that didn't belong there. “Give me a call...

Great Salt Lake hits new historic low for 2nd time in a year

Jul. 05, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Great Salt Lake has hit a new historic low for the second time in less than a year as the ongoing megadrought worsened by climate change continues to shrink the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi. Utah Department of Natural Resources said Monday...

World War II-era boat emerges from shrinking Lake Mead

Jul. 01, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A sunken boat dating back to World War II is the latest object to emerge from a shrinking reservoir that straddles Nevada and Arizona. The Higgins landing craft that has long been 185 feet (56 meters) below the surface is now nearly halfway out of the water at Lake...

Wisconsin court bats down challenge to Kohler golf course

Jun. 30, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservatives on the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a conservation group couldn't challenge an agency's decision to sell state park land for the construction of a high-end golf course along the shores of Lake Michigan. Opponents said the ruling...

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. ...