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2008-09-17 03:00:16

Across what once was a 50-acre marine playground now stretches a startling vista more reminiscent of Arizona's Painted Desert than of the Blue Ridge Mountains. One small pool of water remains on the northwestern end of Mountain Lake's bed, far out of sight of the hotel that bears its name. Retired Virginia Tech biologist Bruce Parker estimates the pool holds about 20 feet of water and is likely the site of a large crack in the subterranean dam that formed the lake more than 6,000 years ago....

2008-09-16 21:00:16

By Russell Lissau rlissau@@dailyherald.com A manmade lake at one of Lake County's most popular forest preserves has developed a natural problem: erosion. Rising water levels and other factors have caused the 115-acre lake at Independence Grove Forest Preserve near Libertyville to damage some of its shoreline. On the lake's western edge, water has overtaken what had been shoreline and carved out small sections of land. Elsewhere, a two- foot drop has replaced what once was a gradual...

2008-09-11 03:00:13

By Tonia Moxley tonia.moxley@roanoke.com 381-1676 Across what once was a 50-acre marine playground now stretches a startling vista more reminiscent of Arizona's Painted Desert than of the Blue Ridge Mountains. One small pool of water remains on the northwestern end of Mountain Lake's bed, far out of sight of the hotel that bears its name. Retired Virginia Tech biologist Bruce Parker estimates the pool holds about 20 feet of water and is likely the site of a large crack in the...

2008-09-10 09:00:23

By Associated Press SYRACUSE (AP) -- Despite a deep winter snowpack, Utah's Great Salt Lake is approaching its historical record low, leaving water experts scratching their heads. The lake's level, which continually fluctuates, is within 3 feet of its record low of 4,191.35 feet above sea level, recorded in 1963. At that level the lake covered 950 square miles. The lake's average level is 4,200 feet above sea level and 1,700 square miles. Water experts say that based on last winter's...

2008-09-02 21:00:00

By Jerry Zremski A historic agreement among eight states is supposed to protect the waters of the Great Lakes from shipments to more parched parts of the country. But now some environmentalists worry that the lakes will lose their water anyway, one bottle at a time. The much-heralded Great Lakes Compact prevents large-scale water diversions via pipeline or ship, but it allows Great Lakes water to be bottled and sold in containers no larger than 5.7 gallons. Many environmentalists say...

2008-08-22 18:00:25

By Dan Egan MILWAUKEE - It was a watershed moment for the Great Lakes. A seven-year push by the region's governors to build a legal dike around the world's largest freshwater system almost died in Madison in February. The Great Lakes Compact to protect the region's water from being pumped away to thirsty states had passed three state legislatures and the Wisconsin Senate. However, a handful of Wisconsin Assembly leaders - fretting that the compact might hamper Wisconsin's ability to...

2008-08-20 12:00:29

By OUT DOORS JIM MORRIS There is some good news about Grand Lake St. Marys. No, the water has not cleared up. It's still green with the consistency, in spots, of weak pea soup. While that's not good news, there's hope on the horizon. "This lake has been let go for so long, it's going to take a lot to get it back to where it needs to be, but now everyone has been brought together through the watershed project and that is going to help us accomplish many things," said...

2008-08-14 12:00:32

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [KCNA headline: "Successes Achieved in Comprehensive Exploration of Mt Paektu"] Pyongyang, August 14 (KCNA) - The Group for Comprehensive Exploration of Lake Jon on Mt. Paektu of the DPRK has achieved great successes in the comprehensive exploration of Mt. Paektu over the last two decades. The comprehensive exploration of the grand nature of Mt. Paektu started early in the 1980s. It entered a new higher stage after...

2008-08-13 18:00:23

I wonder. When was the last time letter-writer Adrian Gentilcore (Readers' Forum, Aug. 11) filled up the car gas tank with wind, water, sunlight or geothermal power? Brad Merritt Woodland Hills (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-12 03:00:39

BOLSHIYE KOTY, Russia - The world's oldest, deepest and biggest freshwater lake is growing warmer, dirtier and more crowded. Lyubov Izmestieva is charting these insidious changes. Marina Rikhvanova is fighting them. And the fate of one of the world's rarest ecosystems, a turquoise jewel set in the vast Siberian taiga, hangs in the balance. With more fresh water than the Great Lakes combined, and as home to 1,500 species of plants and animals found nowhere else in the world, Baikal...


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The Great Lakes And Their Impact On The Weather
2012-07-23 08:58:48

The Great lakes have a huge impact in the weather for the cities that are near the lakes. In the fall and early winter months the lakes can create intense snowfall events known as “Lake Effect Snow”. The reason that this occurs has to do with the water temps of the lakes and also the temps of the air that is moving across them. When an Alberta Clipper system forms in Canada and moves Southeastward towards the US, it brings that cold air and strong Northwest winds over the warmer waters....

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2009-07-21 15:56:27

The snowbelt is a North American region that lies downwind of the Great lakes, where heavy snowfall is common on mostly the eastern and southern shores of the Great Lakes. Lake-effect snow is caused by cold air picking up moisture while crossing the lake and then releasing it as snow when the air cools over land. Throughout much of the winter, lakes produce lake-effect snow and continuously cloudy skies. This phenomenon continues as long as the air temperature is colder than the water...

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2007-03-16 18:32:33

The Cui-ui, Chasmistes cujus, is a large sucker fish endemic to Pyramid Lake in northwestern Nevada. It feeds primarily on zooplankton and possibly on nanoplankton (such as algae and diatoms). The maximum size of male cui-ui is approximately 21 in (53 cm) and 3.5 lb (1.6 kg) while females reach approximately 25 in (64 cm) and 6 lb (2.7 kg). The life span of Cui-ui is typically about forty years, but the fish do not reach sexual maturity until at least age eight. The Cui-ui is not only a...

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