- Waco biker shootings won't affect Lake George cycle rally Updated: May-25-15 10:58 am
LAKE GEORGE, New York - The organizer of a massive, weeklong motorcycle rally in upstate New York says the fatal shootout between rival biker gangs in Texas won't affect this year's event.
- Authorities say Wetumpka man drowned in Lake Jordan Updated: May-25-15 10:13 am
WETUMPKA, Alabama - Authorities say a 23-year-old man appears to have drowned in Lake Jordan during an outing with a church group.
- Some worry water cleanup could hurt Great Salt Lake birds Updated: May-25-15 5:04 am
SALT LAKE CITY - A project to clean up water contaminated by mining is worrying environmentalists who say the pollutants could end up hurting birds on the Great Salt Lake.
- Water taxi service grounded at north Lake Tahoe Updated: May-24-15 8:19 pm
TAHOE CITY, California - A pilot water taxi service on Lake Tahoe's north shore is being grounded after three years in operation due to concerns over ridership and funding.
- Boat inspections increase to reduce invasive species Updated: May-24-15 4:26 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - More boat inspectors are on patrol at Minnesota lakes and rivers to help stop the spread of invasive species, including zebra mussels, and authorities say they will be more aggressive about issuing fines to violators as they try to change boater behavior.
- Adirondack Mountain sports academy to close Updated: May-24-15 4:17 pm
LAKE PLACID, New York - The National Sports Academy in Lake Placid is closing at the end of May after graduation and won't re-open in the fall.
- Lake Michigan fishing charters hang on despite challenges Updated: May-24-15 4:04 pm
MICHIGAN CITY, Indiana - Indiana charter operators on Lake Michigan are hanging on, despite the declining numbers of fish and high fuel costs.
- Vermont hosting Great Lakes scientists at not-so-great lake Updated: May-24-15 12:49 pm
BURLINGTON, Vermont - Scientists at the University of Vermont still chuckle at the memory of Lake Champlain's brief listing as the sixth Great Lake, and they don't hold a grudge: those who spent years studying the not-so-great lake are hosting colleagues from across the globe eager to hear about the latest research about the world's largest bodies of fresh water.
- NY buys land to protect Lake George water quality Updated: May-24-15 9:43 am
LAKE GEORGE, New York - New York state has bought a more than 1,400-acre nature preserve to protect water quality in Lake George and a major tributary.
- Ceremony set at NY gravesite of unknown Colonial soldiers Updated: May-24-15 5:06 am
LAKE GEORGE, New York - A ceremony is being held on Memorial Day at the grave that a New York historical group says contains the oldest known remains of unknown soldiers in the United States.
- NY fights against aquatic invasive species in Adirondacks Updated: May-23-15 8:04 am
SARANAC LAKE, New York - Officials are stepping up efforts to fight aquatic invasive species in the Adirondacks this summer.
- 2nd analysis paints less perilous image of Buckeye Lake dam Updated: May-22-15 6:23 pm
BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio - An engineering firm that analyzed a deteriorated dam at Buckeye Lake suggested Friday that changes could be made to raise the water level and keep boats and surrounding businesses afloat without decreasing safety, though state officials have some concerns about the proposals.
- Officials say diesel fuel spills into Storm Lake Updated: May-22-15 6:07 pm
STORM LAKE, Iowa - Diesel fuel has accidentally spilled into Storm Lake in northern Iowa, but officials say it's a small amount that's not expected to affect wildlife or recreational use.
- Sand dune along Lake Michigan to remain closed this summer Updated: May-22-15 5:35 pm
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - A popular sand dune at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore along Lake Michigan will remain closed this summer as scientists study what caused a boy to nearly be buried alive in 2013, a park spokesman said Friday.
- Teen hospitalized after incident at eastern Nebraska park Updated: May-22-15 12:42 pm
WATERLOO, Nebraska - A teenage girl has been taken to a hospital after being injured at a state park near Waterloo in eastern Nebraska.
- Army Corps begins court-ordered dredging in Cleveland Harbor Updated: May-22-15 6:18 am
CLEVELAND - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says dredging in the Cleveland Harbor and the Cuyahoga River channel is underway after a federal judge sided with the state of Ohio and ordered the agency to continue with the work.
- Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Updated: May-21-15 6:37 pm
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- Scientists cross Lake Superior to sample its water Updated: May-20-15 5:43 pm
DULUTH, Minnesota - Scientists from the University of Minnesota Duluth are taking samples from Lake Superior this week as they research why its water is warming.
- Idaho man injured in fishing mishap in South Dakota lake Updated: May-20-15 9:59 am
BROOKINGS, South Dakota - An Idaho man who was fishing in an eastern South Dakota lake had to be rescued after a float tube accident.
- Hanging Lake gets parking lot gate to help with overcrowding Updated: May-20-15 5:05 am
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - A gate is being installed at the Hanging Lake rest area to help stem overcrowding and parking issues that have plagued the popular trailhead off of Interstate 70 about 9 miles east of Glenwood Springs.
- Indiana county to oppose proposed $450M reservoir project Updated: May-20-15 4:11 am
MUNCIE, Indiana - A central Indiana county council is drafting a resolution that will strongly oppose a proposed $450 million reservoir that would be formed by damming the White River.
- New York reminds anglers to avoid lake sturgeon Updated: May-20-15 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - New York state officials are asking anglers to make sure they avoid catching lake sturgeon.
- Federal agency drops advisories about reservoir algae blooms Updated: May-19-15 2:47 pm
MEDFORD, Oregon - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will no longer issue advisories against swimming or otherwise using the water during blue-green algae blooms in the 11 Oregon reservoirs it manages.
- Feds project Lake Mead below drought trigger point in 2017 Updated: May-18-15 9:38 pm
LAS VEGAS - Federal water managers released a report Monday projecting that Lake Mead's water levels will fall below a point in January 2017 that would force supply cuts to Arizona and Nevada.
- Snohomish County getting Lake Ketchum cleaned up Updated: May-18-15 1:56 pm
EVERETT, Washington - Lake Ketchum has undergone two treatments so far as part of a Snohomish County water quality project meant to clean up the 25-acre lake surrounded by houses, a parking area and a boat dock.