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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...

2008-08-07 06:00:22

By Chelsea Keeney, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 7--Put the sailboats and fishing poles away -- Cunningham Lake is not ready yet. The lake is being kept about 10 feet below full pool so that construction can be completed on a sediment weir -- a low dam -- in the Pawnee Wetlands, said Randy Winter, aquatic habitat program manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Winter said he had hoped that boaters could get out on the water for a few days this fall, but he isn't betting on...

2008-08-07 03:00:18

By Bill Reidenbach If you are happy with the way Smith Mountain Lake's water level is managed, end of story. If you don't know how the water level is managed, shame on you. If you want water level managed differently, speak up. The commonwealth is going to change the water release protocol that manages the lake level for better or worse. The impact will affect the next 30 to 50 years of lake operation. You get a voice Thursday at Gretna High School. In a nutshell, the current license...

2008-08-06 09:00:45

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 6, 2008) - Pelangio Mines Inc. (TSX:PLG) ("Pelangio") has been advised by Detour Gold Corporation ("Detour Gold") that it has released drill results of 21 holes from the Calcite and Gap Zones of its Phase II drilling program at the Detour Lake property in northern Ontario. Detour Gold started Phase II drilling in July 2007 and thus far has completed 351 holes totaling 137,702 metres (including 29 holes abandoned for 2,401 metres and deepening of 9 holes...


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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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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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