Over half of the rivers and streams in the United States are deemed in too poor condition for life, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Heavy metals, bacteria, and fertilizer runoff constitute the majority of pollutants. Click this sentence for the full story.
Data obtained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers indicates the potential for record low water levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron this spring and early summer. Low winter water levels and a trend in recent years of low lake levels support this notion. There are implications for human activities and habitat quality for aquatic wildlife.