Incredible photos show homes on Lake Erie encased in ice following holiday blizzard
Waterfront homes in the aptly named Crystal Beach on the shore of Lake Erie in Fort Erie, in the state of Ontario, Canada, were encased in ice after a blizzard that pummeled the area on the holiday weekend.news.yahoo.com
Massive 20-foot storm seiche forecast to roll across Lake Erie
DETROIT - We’re used to big storms over the Great Lakes producing some big waves, but a phenomenon is forecast to happen in Lake Erie during this current storm that is going to look like a huge, rolling section of water. The GLERL researchers say Lake Erie is known for having seiches when strong winds blow. GLERL scientists had to extend the range of our color scales & graphs to account for it.”A seiche - a large, oscillating standing wave of water - is predicted to roll in Lake Erie during this weekend's storm. Image provided by the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. The water can continue to oscillate back and forth for hours or even days!”To see GLERL’s animation of the forecasted seiche, check here.mlive.com
Ohio must put Lake Erie on ‘pollution diet’ under settlement terms
TOLEDO, OH — The state of Ohio must develop a mandatory cap on algae-fueling nutrient pollution entering Lake Erie under the terms of a proposed court settlement. Under the negotiated deal terms, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) has until June 30 to finalize a new TMDL plan. “The only way to have an effective cleanup of Lake Erie is to have those who add pollution to our water system adhere to mandatory standards,” Gerken said. Michigan, Ohio and Ontario subsequently agreed to reduce nutrient levels entering the lake by 40 percent by 2025. “And that will be where the rubber hits the road.”Related stories:Lake Erie algae acted very unusual this yearHigh-tech radio network will track Lake Erie healthAlgae blooms spike on Michigan inland lakes2022 Lake Erie bloom expected to be mildWhat makes Lake Erie algae so toxic?mlive.com
2 reasons why Lower Michigan can’t get Buffalo-sized six foot snows
There are two basic reasons why Lower Michigan will probably never record six feet of snow in one lake-effect snow event. In the water temperature difference, Lake Michigan and Lake Erie are pretty similar. At the current time, water temperatures on both Lake Michigan and Lake Erie range from 47 degrees to about 53 degrees. The screen shot of the radar I made Friday shows the lake-effect snow coming off Lake Michigan and Lake Erie. (Mark Torregrossa | MLive)Notice on the northwest and west winds that make lake-effect over southern Lake Michigan and into southwest Lower Michigan the fetch is 79 miles.mlive.com
Massive snowfall buries cars, keeps falling in western NY
Piles of snow, in some places taller than most people, buried parts of western and northern New York as a lake-effect storm pounded areas east of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario for a third straight day Saturday, with possibly even more to come. Snowfall totals as high as 77 inches (196 centimeters) were reported in the Buffalo suburb of Orchard Park, home to the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. The snowfall totals, which began accumulating Thursday night in some spots, “would be on the order of historic not only for any time of year but for any part of the country,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Frank Pereira, at NWS headquarters in College Park, Maryland.news.yahoo.com
Three boats capsize in Lake Erie, 7 fishermen rescued near Toledo
JERUSALEM TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Three boats capsized Saturday while on Lake Erie in Northwest Ohio, leading to the rescue of seven fishermen. According to a news release from Jerusalem Township, four boat captains, along with the township’s fire department, the Coast Guard, Toledo Fire and Rescue, Oregon Fire and Rescue and state officials all were involved the in the rescues Saturday. There were no details on where the boats capsized on the lake. The temperature of the water near Toledo is about 54 degrees, according to the National Data Buoy Center. The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a kayaker who went missing Saturday near Sheffield Lake.mlive.com
City of Lakewood, Ohio, Agrees to Improve Sewer Systems to Reduce Discharges of Raw Sewage
The city of Lakewood, Ohio, has agreed to perform work that will significantly reduce discharges of untreated sewage from its sewer system into Lake Erie and the Rocky River. Under the decree, Lakewood will spend about $85 million to improve its sewer system and will pay a civil penalty of $100,000, split evenly between the United States and Ohio. “The Clean Water Act requires adequate infrastructure to limit discharges of untreated sewage,” said Assistant Attorney General Todd Kim for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. These reductions in pollutants will improve water quality in Lake Erie and the Rocky River. This decree is an important, but partial step to address the problems in Lakewood’s sewer system.justice.gov
Dive team recovers body of swimmer who disappeared in park off Lake Erie
MONROE COUNTY, MI – The search for a man who disappeared Monday night while swimming in a Monroe County park off Lake Erie has ended with the recovery of the man’s body. Corey Michael Carrabino, 49, of Monroe was found dead at 12:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, after drowning in the swimming area at Sterling State Park in Frenchtown Township, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. It was further reported that he may have gone under the water approximately 300 feet off shore leading police to call in the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team and the Drone Team to aid in the search, police said. Unable to locate the missing swimmer, police searched the area until 3:30 a.m. when the search was suspended for the night, police said. The Frenchtown Township Fire Department, Estral Beach Fire Department, Monroe City Fire Department, Monroe Community Ambulance and the United States Coast Guard assisted in the search efforts.mlive.com
Dive team searching for swimmer who disappeared in park off Lake Erie
MONROE COUNTY, MI – Rescue crews are searching for a man who disappeared Monday night while swimming in a Monroe County park off Lake Erie. It was further reported that he may have gone under the water approximately 300 feet off shore leading police to call in the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team and the Drone Team to aid in the search, police said. Unable to locate the missing swimmer, police searched the area until 3:30 a.m. when the search was suspended for the night, police said. The Frenchtown Township Fire Department, Estral Beach Fire Department, Monroe City Fire Department, Monroe Community Ambulance and the United States Coast Guard have been assisting in the search efforts. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at 734-240-7530.mlive.com
Lake Erie walleye fishing tournament cheaters: How they were caught
Thousands of Lake Erie walleye fishermen each fall take a $35 long shot by entering the Fall Brawl or Walleye Slam, the two major walleye fishing derbies on Lake Erie that are among the country’s largest competitions. There had been disqualifications in the Fall Brawl, a six-week fall walleye derby, over its 11 years, but almost always due to not knowing the rules. It didn’t come off as “Double Whammy,” the hilarious 1987 Carl Hiaasen novel on bass tournament cheating. Few Lake Erie walleye anglers would know how to cheat, but winners are forced to take a polygraph test, usually long after their win. “It hurt my soul to see that,” said Rodger Riggs, a veteran Cleveland walleye tournament angler.mlive.com
Ohio Supreme Court approves first freshwater offshore wind turbine project in Lake Erie
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state permit to construct the first freshwater, offshore wind turbine facility in North America was appropriately granted for the Icebreaker project in Lake Erie. The Icebreaker project proposes to build six turbines eight to 10 miles off the Lake Erie coast, near Cleveland. At issue before the court was whether the Ohio Power Siting Board followed the law in granting the permit. Brunner, a Democrat, and Kennedy, a Republican, are running for Ohio Supreme Court chief justice in this November’s election. We could not advance the project in any way while the Supreme Court case was pending,” he said.mlive.com
High-tech radio network will track Lake Erie health and conditions
CLEVELAND, OH — A new network of high-tech radio transmitters is being installed along the Ohio coastline as part of a telecommunications project advocates say will help optimize Lake Erie environmental management and accelerate water-based technology development. The specialized wireless network is part of the grant-funded Smart Lake Erie Initiative from the nonprofit Cleveland Water Alliance (CWA), which is attempting to increase access to real-time data about environmental conditions used by regional water managers, among others. The first uses of the new network include transmitting data from specialized buoys that monitor lake conditions near the city of Cleveland water intakes. The lake already features a network of sensors which measure wind speed, water and air temperatures, wave height, water pH, dissolved oxygen and other conditions. Related stories:Text a Lake Erie buoy and it’ll text you backTraces of invasive carp DNA detected in Lake ErieMild algae bloom expected in Lake Erie this summerNOAA ship to sonar map Lake Erie this yearConsortium gets $53M to expand Great Lakes studymlive.com
Trace amount of invasive silver carp DNA detected in Lake Erie
ERIE, PA — Trace amounts of genetic material from an invasive fish species known for leaping errantly from the water has been detected in Lake Erie. A similar, fruitless search was performed in parts of the Ohio River in Pennsylvania that year after invasive carp DNA samples were found. Invasive silver and bighead carp are established in the Ohio River and various tributaries downstream of the Robert C. Byrd Locks & Dam at Gallipolis, Ohio. Should they become established in the Great Lakes, bighead and silver carp would have a major disruptive impact on sport fishing and recreational boating. Related stories:Michigan DNR lukewarm to invasive carp rebrandGovernors, lawmakers push for invasive carp fundsCarp gauntlet gets nod in water infrastructure billIllinois will use Michigan’s $8M toward carp gauntletChicago sewers suspected as source of carp DNA spikeLive silver carp caught past electric barriersCarp plan: ‘We should have been here 10 years ago’mlive.com
Lake Superior is still super cold right now
Lake Superior’s water temperatures don’t seem to fit the weather we’ve had this summer. We have a good database of Lake Superior water temperatures. We are going to look back to 1995 at the lake-wide average surface water temperature for Lake Superior. This means there is one temperature given as an average temperature of Lake Superior. It’s pretty easy to see Lake Superior is colder now over the whole lake than it has been in the past six years.mlive.com
Research consortium gets $53M to expand study of the Great Lakes
ANN ARBOR, MI — A research consortium hosted by the University of Michigan has received $53 million from the federal government to expand study of the Great Lakes. The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) at the university’s School for Environment and Sustainability received the five-year federal funding renewal from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA operates the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) in Ann Arbor, which teams university and student researchers with federal scientists. The lab and CIGLR consortium research is focused on pressing Great Lakes issues such as changing regional climate, extreme weather events, invasive species, harmful algal blooms and other ecosystem dynamics. Currently, ESPs monitor harmful algae blooms in western Lake Erie by measuring toxins and collecting genetic information about the cyanobacteria that produce them.mlive.com
Grosse Pointe News
Photo by Renee LanduytFishflies gather on a local tree. Their three-pronged tails allow them to attach to nearly any surface, including glass, vinyl siding, screens, vehicles and boats. THE GROSSE POINTES — While June 21 marked the official start of summer, some consider Memorial Day the unofficial start of the season. For many around thesegrossepointenews.com
600-foot freighter that ran aground in Lake Erie is back afloat
FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio — An American freighter again is afloat on Lake Erie after it was stuck for more than a day after running aground near Fairport Harbor, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The large freighter reportedly had been stuck since early Sunday afternoon. Another large freighter, the Manitowoc, was brought in Monday to help lighten the cargo load of the American Courage, the Coast Guard says. A third tugboat was brought in to help free the ship on Monday, according to the Coast Guard. The American Courage typically hauls iron ore pellets, coal and limestone, according to the American Steamship Co.mlive.com
Lake Erie earthquake study finds no clear link to high water
ANN ARBOR, MI — Researchers say more study is needed to develop any link between a recent bout with high Lake Erie water levels and an increasing number of earthquakes under and around the lake over the past decade. The 4.0 magnitude quake was felt as far away as Michigan. The same month, Lake Erie hit 574.61 feet (above sea level), its highest water level ever recorded. However, earthquakes with magnitudes greater than 2.0 occur two or three times a year in the region, mainly around lakes Erie and Ontario. Related stories:Nine earthquakes under Lake Erie so far in 20222019 Lake Erie quake detected in Ann ArborAs Great Lakes surge, coastal areas face a reckoningArmy Corps launching Great Lakes coastal studyWW2-era Navy destroyer is sinking in Lake ErieNOAA ship will sonar map Lake Erie in 2022mlive.com
WW2-era Navy destroyer is partially sinking into Lake Erie
BUFFALO, NY — A retired World War II-era naval destroyer is partially sinking into Lake Erie after a serious hull breach. The retired Fletcher-class destroyer is permanently docked at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park in Buffalo, N.Y.Crews have been pumping 13,000 gallons of water per minute from the ship, according to park authorities. “Obviously we are all deeply concerned about the condition” of the ship, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said Thursday during a news conference. “This ship will be saved,” said military park president Paul Marzello. Related stories:Mackinac ferry goes adrift in straits after steering lossNOAA ship will sonar map Lake Erie in 2022WW2-era freighter’s final port is Canadian scrapyardWreck of the Contest re-emerges from Lake MichiganNavy ship is built on shore of Lake Michiganmlive.com
Great Lakes ice cover has peaked, here’s how it measured up
The ice cover on the Great Lakes has reached its peak coverage for the winter. Ice cover on Lake Huron for this winter of 2021-2022Lake Erie normally has the most ice cover of any Great Lake. Ice cover on Lake Erie for this winter of 2021-2022On the flip-side, Lake Ontario usually has the least ice cover of the Great Lakes. This year was no exception with a peak ice cover of 29.4 percent on February 6. In my checklist of having an “early spring”, early declining ice cover puts a check on the early spring side.mlive.com
On first mission to Great Lakes, NOAA ship will sonar map Lake Erie
The mission marks the Jefferson’s first visit to the Great Lakes, and the first visit from a NOAA survey ship since Lake Huron was mapped off Alpena in the early 1990s. The 2022 mission is part of a stepped-up effort to map the Great Lakes in recent years and will also involve surveying parts of the Detroit River and Lake Michigan off Wisconsin. In Pennsylvania, the ship will survey around Presque Isle State Park, a sandy spit peninsula that juts into the lake and creates Presque Isle Bay in Erie. The ship will remain in Lake Erie; although parts of this year’s mission involve mapping Lake Michigan off the Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast, a 962-sqaure mile area that was designated as NOAA’s newest National Marine Sanctuary in 2021. “We’re getting back into surveying up in the Great Lakes,” said Thomas Loeper, Great Lakes navigation manager for NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey.mlive.com
Bone dry January drops some Great Lakes’ water levels more than usual
As a result, all of the Great Lakes had declining water levels in January. Lake Michigan and Lake Huron have the same lake level since the water flows freely through the Straits of Mackinac. The graph below gives us a great visual of the falling lake levels on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The dry conditions in January, along with cold, dry air created the water level decline. Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and Lake Erie basins all received less than one inch of liquid in January.mlive.com
‘Lucky’ helicopter rescue from Lake Erie ice floe to cost taxpayers up to $60,000
Eighteen people were “very lucky” over the weekend when crew members aboard U.S. Coast Guard helicopter conducting a training exercise spotted them on a Lake Erie ice floe and initiated a rescue with a ticket value of about $50,000-$60,000, an official told the Detroit Free Press. “They were very lucky, for sure.”Those who were rescued won’t be responsible for the cost of the rescue, because that’s what the Coast Guard does, he said. Rescue Marine is expected to begin retrieval on Monday, Feb. 14 – it’s too early to know how much it will cost. RELATED: Coast Guard’s Detroit crew helps rescue 18 people stuck on Lake Erie ice floeThe group was spotted around 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, during a helicopter training exercise out of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit. The helicopter rescued seven people, another seven were rescued by a civilian airboat and the last four were picked up by a Coast Guard airboat.mlive.com
Satellite images show growing Great Lakes’ ice very dangerous, shoreline walkers beware
Looking at it from above, we can see why Great Lakes’ ice is very dangerous. In the past week, there have been at least two major rescues due to shifting Great Lakes’ ice. We have been three degrees colder than average in January and early February across the Great Lakes region. Most of the Great Lakes show some broken up shoreline ice in early February 2022. Stay off all Great Lakes’ ice.mlive.com
There have already been 9 earthquakes under Lake Erie in 2022
The Earth is trembling underneath Lake Erie. Nine weak, shallow earthquakes have already struck central Lake Erie in the first six weeks of 2022, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, which, alongside the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), tracks seismic activity in the region.mlive.com
Coast Guard’s Detroit crew helps rescue 18 people stuck on Lake Erie ice floe
Rescue crews from the U.S. Coast Guard’s Marblehead and Detroit stations were called about 1 p.m. Sunday, a news release from the Coast Guard says. The ice floe had broken off near Catawba Island, close to the Lake Erie islands. No one who was rescued from the ice floe needed medical attention, according to the Coast Guard. The National Weather Service’s Cleveland office sent out a warning on Twitter Saturday night, urging people to stay off the Lake Erie ice Sunday because of increasing winds. You are urged to stay off the ice on Lake Erie as there is the possibility that the ice will drift away from shore.mlive.com
The Great Lakes are warmer than they’ve ever been in early November: Why that’s a problem in several ways
Some parts of the Northern Great Lakes region were greeted by their first significant snowfall of the season earlier this week, but not even the arrival of the fluffy white stuff could mask these historic times for the Great Lakes themselves.
Great Lakes ice cover: Down 22% on average since 1973
According to data from Climate Central, across all the Great Lakes the annual maximum ice cover is, on average, 22% lower than it was a half-century ago. Furthermore, ice coverage is becoming less reliable, with more frequent years of extremely low ice coverage. Based upon ice coverage charts from the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab in Ann Arbor, ice cover on the five Great Lakes peaked at an average of 47% this winter (with shallow Lake Erie skewing the numbers upward with its 80% ice coverage…the other four Great Lakes all peaked at or below 50% ice cover). This compares to an average ice cover for all five lakes of 53% in the 1973-2020 time period. AdMore information: Great Lakes Ice Coverage is ShrinkingRelated:
Fire chief: Cause of Toledo Beach Marina fire may never be determined
LA SALLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Due of the ferocity of the Toledo Beach Marina fire this past week, the cause of the fire may never be determined, the La Salle Township fire chief said. Michigan State Police said it is estimated that the total loss is valued at more than $1 million. La Salle Township Fire Chief Randy Howe told Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit on Monday that the cause may never be determined because of the heat of the fire. Heavy equipment was brought in to move the debris which could affect determining a cause. Anyone with more information on the fire is asked to contact the Michigan State Police Tip Line at 1-800-442-7766.
Hundreds of boats damaged as multiple crews battle Monroe County marina fire
LA SALLE, Mich. – Dozens of fire crews battled a three-alarm fire Friday Morning at the Toledo Beach Marina in La Salle. ORIGINAL STORY: Video: Large fire burns at Toledo Beach Marina in Monroe CountyDec. 7 update: Fire chief: Cause of Toledo Beach Marina fire may never be determinedThe fire was called in just before 7 a.m. By noon, firefighters were able to get some of the flames under control, but there was still significant smoke from the area. At one point, the smoke was so thick, the flashing emergency lights of first responders could barely be seen. An entire building filled with hundreds of boats was nearly destroyed on the shore of Lake Erie. Despite being on the shore of Lake Erie, crews were unable to get enough water to battle the fire properly.
Video: Large fire burns at Toledo Beach Marina in Monroe County
LA SALLE, Mich. – Firefighters are on the scene of a three-alarm fire Friday at the Toledo Beach Marina in La Salle, Mich.Watch the video above showing the massive flames and thick smoke at the marina. Dec. 7 update: Fire chief: Cause of Toledo Beach Marina fire may never be determinedMonroe County Emergency Manager Mark Hammond said there have been no injuries reported, but hundreds, if not more, boats have been damaged or destroyed by the fire. Hammond said the biggest issue they face has been getting water to put out the fire because marinas like this one are meant for getting boats in the water, not for large trucks. They have been having a difficult time getting the fire trucks to a place where they can get water they can use. Here is a statement from the marina Friday morning, explaining all marina employees are safe and that an investigation into the cause is underway:“A fire occurred this morning at Safe Harbor Toledo Beach in LaSalle, Michigan.
Freighter aground on Detroit River now freed
DETROIT – A freighter that ran aground on the Detroit River has been freed Thursday. The U.S. Coast Guard tweeted that the the Harvest Spirit has been refloated and will undergo further inspection. The 500-foot freighter Harvest Spirit, aground in the Detroit River since Wednesday morning, was successfully refloated this afternoon and is safely anchored in U.S. waters while awaiting a thorough inspection. News release: https://t.co/uso2FQQpnp pic.twitter.com/L3X47zJDww — USCG Great Lakes (@USCGGreatLakes) December 4, 2020Shipping was routed to Detroit River’s Amherstburg Channel, east of Bois Blanc Island. The Detroit River is one of the busiest rivers for commercial shipping on the planet.
Great Lakes record 84 waterspouts in first outbreak of 2020
At least 84 waterspouts were recorded over the Great Lakes last week in the lakes first waterspout outbreak this year, researchers say. Connected to cumulus clouds, waterspouts on the Great Lakes are typically formed when cooler air travels across the warm waters -- and water temperatures in the Great Lakes have been higher than average this summer. Day 5 of the Great Waterspout Outbreak of 2020! @NWSCLE pic.twitter.com/UUhHDephhy ICWR (@ICWR) August 5, 2020The Great Waterspout Outbreak of 2020 Update. Things simmer down over the Great Lakes Wednesday afternoon https://t.co/vPDQst8PRP @NWSCLE @NWSBUFFALO #ONStorm pic.twitter.com/QYGz6XBYyJ ICWR (@ICWR) August 5, 2020During what ICWR is calling the Great Waterspout Outbreak of 2020, the center says a total of 42 waterspouts were recorded over the Great Lakes just on Wednesday alone.
Here are some of the best places to go fishing in Michigan
Grand Haven, St. Joe, and Ludington in western Michigan are top places to get in on the action. The Pere Marquette stretches 66 miles and is from Baldwin to Ludington on Lake Michigan. Lake Erie is 50 miles of the best walleye lake in the world, and one of the top smallmouth waters in the country. In northeast Michigan, Hubbard Lake has smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, lake trout, whitefish, yellow perch, suckers and gar. Located in northwest Michigan, Burt Lake is 26 square miles of water that is filled will walleye, smallmouth bass, pike and trout.
Metro Detroit weather: More showers and storms Sunday, flooding possible
A Flood Watch is in effect for Detroit and all of Southeast Michigan from 8 a.m. Sunday to 11 a.m. Monday. A Lakeshore Flood Warning is in effect for Macomb, Monroe and Wayne counties until 8 a.m. Tuesday. It gets milder, but more showers and thunderstorms will arrive. It will be cooler with afternoon temps in the low 60s. Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- its easily one of the best in the nation.
Body of missing Downriver boy who disappeared during fishing trip found in Huron River
SOUTH ROCKWOOD, Mich. – The body of a 6-year-old boy who was missing after a fishing trip with his father last month was found Friday, police said. A relative who was looking for Jaxon Oaks found a body in the Huron River. The body was identified as Jaxon after authorities pulled him from the water. Jaxon and his father, Justin Oaks, 29, left their home at about 9:45 a.m. on March 29 and launched their boat from the Downriver Marina and Campground in South Rockwood. and Justin Oaks’ body was found April 13 near the moth of Lake Erie
Body of Downriver father missing after fishing trip found; son still missing
SOUTH ROCKWOOD, Mich. – The body of a father from the Downriver area, who went missing during a fishing trip with his son more than two weeks ago, has been discovered. UPDATE: Body of missing Downriver boy who disappeared during fishing trip found in Huron RiverJustin Oaks, 29, and his son, Jaxon, 6, left their home at about 9:45 a.m. on March 29 and launched their boat from the Downriver Marina and Campground in South Rockwood. Members of the Downriver Dive Team assembled and recovered the body from the river. The body was positively identified as Justin Oaks. Jaxon Oaks is still missing and is described as about 4 feet, 5 inches tall.
Search for missing father, son continues after boat pulled from Huron River a week after pair disappeared
SOUTH ROCKWOOD, Mich. – Police are searching for a missing father and son after pulling the pair’s boat from the Huron River on Sunday. Flat Rock police, Brownstown police, Rockwood police, volunteers and the Great Lakes Water Recovery removed the boat from the river. A boat belonging to a missing father and son was pulled from the Huron River on April 5, 2020. He was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket. He was last seen wearing a tan vest and blue jeans.
Investigation underway after body found on beach in Monroe
MONROE, Mich. – An investigation is underway after a body was found on a beach Monday in Monroe. UPDATE: Body found along River Raisin in Monroe believed to be man involved in water incident last yearAccording to authorities, the body was found on East Elm Avenue, near I-75 and the Port of Monroe. A cause of death has not been released.
51-year-old Taylor resident missing after boat capsizes in Lake Erie
MONROE CHARTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 51-year-old Taylor resident went missing Sunday after a boat capsized in Lake Erie, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said. During the search a 28-year-old Monroe resident was rescued and taken to ProMedica Hospital of Monroe to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Officials say the boat was found upside down about a mile off shore tangled in a fishing net. It is unknown whether the Taylor resident was wearing a life jacket at the time the boat flipped over. The United States Coast Guard is still searching for the Taylor resident.
Two Michigan residents missing for a week after meeting online found dead in Lake Erie
The victims have been identified as 50-year-old Jill Parrinello-Davey of Manchester and 48-year-old Darrin Gabbard of Allen Park. (WDIV)MONROE COUNTY, Mich. - Two people missing for a week after meeting online have been found dead in a car in Lake Erie in southeastern Michigan. A Monroe County sheriff's detective believes the driver might have been confused after leaving a bar and mistakenly drove the car into the lake off Toledo Beach marina. The victims have been identified as 50-year-old Jill Parrinello-Davey of Manchester and 48-year-old Darrin Gabbard of Allen Park. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Authorities search for man missing in Lake Erie
ERIE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Police are looking for a missing boater on Lake Erie. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, authorities were dispatched Saturday night to the Lost Peninsula Marina to assist the Morin Point Fire Department in searching for a man who had fallen out of a boat near Woodtick Peninsula. Police said the man was a passenger in a 16-foot aluminum boat that struck the wake of another boat, knocking him overboard. Authorities searched until after 1 a.m. Sunday but were unable to find him. The search resumed at 7 a.m. but was discontinued at about 2 p.m. with the man unaccounted for.
Large, harmful algal bloom predicted this summer for Western Lake Erie
NOAA and its research partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom (HAB) this summer. Lake Erie blooms consist of cyanobacteria, also called blue-green algae, that are capable of producing the liver toxin microcystin that poses a risk to human and wildlife health. Calm winds in July, especially in western Lake Erie, tend to allow the algal toxins to concentrate, making blooms more harmful. This extremely wet spring has shed light on the movement of nutrients from the land into Lake Erie, said Christopher Winslow, Ph.D., director of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory. Gathering data, refining modelsNOAA continues to expand the use of satellite data into its Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast System, which is helping improve the accuracy of bloom forecast products.
No, that's not dirt, it's a swarm of mayflies that's invaded Ohio
These mayflies come from the waters of Lake Erie. According to the Ohio Sea Grant research and education program. The swarm was so dense that it was captured on the weather radar of CNN affiliate WOIO on Wednesday. These mayflies come from the waters of Lake Erie. Residents may find them annoying, but the mayfly swarm is an indication of good water health in the Great Lakes, according to Ohio Sea Grant.