- New app to help Tahoe researchers with citizen observations Updated: Aug-30-15 10:46 am
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nevada - Researchers at Lake Tahoe are enlisting local residents, tourists and other beach-goers to record their observations and photographs on a new smartphone app to help scientists better understand the lake's environmental conditions.
- Lake Michigan lodge for sale has beach, rooms - and chapel Updated: Aug-30-15 4:07 am
GLENN, Michigan - For sale: a Lake Michigan lodge from the early 1900s that sleeps 45 and has its own chapel.
- Some homeowners on Indiana lake mourn swans legally killed Updated: Aug-29-15 7:11 pm
HAMILTON, Indiana - Some homeowners on a northeastern Indiana lake say they're saddened that a neighbor legally killed off a flock of white-plumed swans that had long been a presence on the lake.
- DNR: Starry stonewort confirmed in Minnesota lakes Updated: Aug-29-15 3:07 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says an invasive pest has been confirmed in Minnesota lakes for the first time.
- Invasive starry stonewort reported in 6 SE Wisconsin lakes Updated: Aug-29-15 2:49 pm
MILWAUKEE - The state Department of Natural Resources says starry stonewort has been reported in six bodies of water in southeastern Wisconsin.
- Algae drives down property values on Lake Champlain Updated: Aug-29-15 12:10 pm
GEORGIA, Vermont - The two cottages on the shore of Lake Champlain will someday be passed down to her children but Enid Letourneau worries the algae that turns the shoreline pea-soup green each August means they won't amount to much of an inheritance.
- Algae in western Lake Erie eats into fishing business Updated: Aug-29-15 11:47 am
OAK HARBOR, Ohio - Thick mats of algae spreading across western Lake Erie in recent weeks appear to be pushing one of the region's most-prized sport fish to flee, forcing some charter boat captains to cancel trips. At least one told out-of-state visitors hoping to catch walleye to stay home for now.
- Far below South Dakota, a cave holds pure, promising water Updated: Aug-29-15 10:40 am
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, South Dakota - Hundreds of feet beneath the Black Hills, a team of scientists and researchers snake through dark, narrow and silent corridors of ancient rock to reach their goal: what is thought to be some of the purest water on Earth.
- Man from India drowns in Lake St. Clair in Macomb County Updated: Aug-29-15 10:38 am
HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Authorities are contacting a family in India to tell them that a relative working in Michigan has drowned in Lake St. Clair.
- GeoGirls take on science at Mount St. Helens Updated: Aug-29-15 9:47 am
MOUNT ST. HELENS, Washington - Mai Brodniak crouched on the bank of Coldwater Lake while Cynthia Gardner, a U.S. Geological Survey research geologist, showed her how to stack sieves with various sizes of screens to separate the lake's gravel by size.
- Lake Champlain Ferries offering reward to find jumper Updated: Aug-29-15 9:01 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - The company that operates most of the ferries that carry passengers across Lake Champlain between Vermont and New York is offering a $1,000 reward to help find the man who jumped from a moving ferry.
- 2nd dangerous bear in a week euthanized at Lake Tahoe Updated: Aug-29-15 6:14 am
STATELINE, Nevada - For the second time in a week, Nevada wildlife officials say they've been forced to euthanize a dangerous bear at Lake Tahoe.
- Physician in country club lake died of natural causes Updated: Aug-28-15 3:36 pm
CORAOPOLIS, Pennsylvania - The body pulled from a lake in a western Pennsylvania country club was that of a physician who died of natural causes.
- Oily spill closes popular beach at New York's Lake George Updated: Aug-28-15 9:01 am
LAKE GEORGE, New York - A popular beach at New York's Lake George is closed after an oily substance was spilled into the water.
- Elk bugling season about to begin at Land Between The Lakes Updated: Aug-28-15 4:05 am
GOLDEN POND, Kentucky - Peak elk bugling season is about to begin, and Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area's Elk and Bison Prairie offers an opportunity to hear the sound.
- DNR unveils changes aimed at mending Mille Lacs relations Updated: Aug-27-15 7:10 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Officials announced sweeping changes Thursday to preserve and restock the walleye population in rapid decline on a central Minnesota lake, an effort aimed at ensuring the lake's long-term health and restoring trust with residents angered by the state's decision to end the fishing season early.
- Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area now open daily Updated: Aug-27-15 6:12 pm
LEWISVILLE, Texas - Lining the southern shore of Lewisville Lake is a 2,000-acre chunk of what ecologists call the "real" Texas.
- Flooding around Mississinewa Lake causes $900K in damage Updated: Aug-27-15 2:35 pm
PERU, Indiana - Record flooding around the reservoir at Mississinewa Lake near Peru caused about $900,000 in property damage, according to estimates from officials.
- Greatbatch buying Lake Region Medical in $1.73B deal Updated: Aug-27-15 7:05 am
FRISCO, Texas - Medical components maker Greatbatch is buying Lake Region Medical in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.73 billion.
- Crews surveying Lake Michigan yellow perch populations Updated: Aug-27-15 5:49 am
CHARLEVOIX, Michigan - State teams are conducting the latest in a series of fish surveys in Lake Michigan to learn more about populations of lake perch and other species that live near the shore.
- Swimming beach on Lake Washington closed after sewage spill Updated: Aug-26-15 9:49 pm
SEATTLE - The Seward Park swimming beach on Lake Washington will be closed for at least a day following a sewage spill Wednesday morning.
- Officials investigate wastewater discharge in Lake Panorama Updated: Aug-26-15 7:23 pm
PANORA, Iowa - Officials say they're investigating the cause of a wastewater discharge that entered Lake Panorama in central Iowa.
- Man whose body recovered from lake IDed as Kendallville man Updated: Aug-26-15 6:12 pm
KENDALLVILLE, Indiana - Authorities say a 52-year-old Kendallville man died in a lake in his hometown.
- SD lake, creek to remain closed pending water test results Updated: Aug-26-15 4:51 pm
REDFIELD, South Dakota - A lake and creek in east central South Dakota will remain closed for at least a couple more days pending the results of water testing.
- New Syracuse-area music venue completed, ready for debut Updated: Aug-26-15 8:14 am
GEDDES, New York - The new music venue overlooking the shores of Onondaga Lake outside Syracuse is ready for its debut performance.