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  • A representation of how much algal is spreading in Lake Erie

    Harmful algal bloom forecast 2019

    Published on July 15, 2019

    This year we are experiencing unusual and disruptive weather patterns resulting in high lake levels highlighting the need to manage our freshwater resources in the Great Lakes.

  • A picture of a map indicating the course of a river

    Common pond types in Michigan

    Published on July 1, 2019

    If you have a pond on your property, did you ever wonder how the pond got there? Why is the water pooling in that area? How did the pond form? Is it natural or is it man-made?

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