Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Diversion dispute

Great Lakes mayors oppose Waukesha water decision

Waukesha, Wis.


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Mayors of Great Lakes cities in the United States and Canada are objecting to the Great Lakes governors' approval in June of the City of Waukesha's request for a Lake Michigan water supply, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative said last week. The binational group of cities is asking the governors for a hearing to challenge the unanimous June 21 decision of the eight Great Lakes states to approve a diversion of lake water to the Wisconsin city.


DNR chief: County may treat Flint drinking water


The state's Flint water crisis quarterback is suggesting Genesee County could take over drinking water treatment from the city, but says city officials will make that decision. Keith Creagh, Michigan Department of Natural Resources director, said that he believes Mayor Karen Weaver and other officials "are really looking at all of the options to see what makes sense" for treatment moving forward.


Eye in the sky monitors Mississippi River algae

Star Tribune

A handful of private pilots nationwide are scoping waterways from the skies for toxic scum. In Minnesota, the idea is to track and document harmful algal blooms in the Mississippi River — the source of drinking water for the Twin Cities. The data are posted on a public website for use by researchers, students, teachers, nonprofit organizations, water quality managers and others.

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