More drownings have been reported in the Great Lakes so far in 2021 than by this time last year, prompting officials to urge swimmers to practice … Number of Drownings… Read More »Number of Drownings in Great Lakes Jumps in 2021, Nonprofit Says
News and stories about the Great Lakes.
Thumbwind – Finding Fun in Michigan Thumbwind is publishing the most current Michigan DEQ beach closures and advisories reported on the 1224 public … Michigan Beach Closures & Advisories
July 6, 2021 Breaking at the Willow River: On Tuesday, July 6, Enbridge drilling construction operations hit an aquifer. The video below shows them … Breaking News: Enbridge drilling construction… Read More »Breaking News: Enbridge drilling construction operations hit an aquifer on Willow River
Learning the major effects of ice on the Great Lakes will be crucial. Access to ice cover data is essential. Ice on the Fantastic Lakes impacts many societal benefits provided by the lakes, from hydropower generation to commercial freight to commercial and recreational fishing. Thumbwind has been tracking the 2021s Great Lakes Ice Coverage.
Sill break walls along the Lake Michigan shore is a natural-looking method of holding and collecting beach sand and prevent erosion. Lake Huron residents may find it a suitable option for their beach or lake easement property
Thumbwind – Finding Fun in Michigan’s Thumb Four Michigan State legislators demand the restoration of commercial fishing licenses for 13 fisher operations left in Michigan. The post 4 Michigan Legislators… Read More »Michigan Legislators Demand DNR Restore Commercial Fishing Licenses
The Detroit Army Corps of Engineers has kept records of ice coverage going back to 1973. The map shows the extent of the maximum ice cover on the Great Lakes for each year.We are tracking the Great Lakes Ice Coverage for the Winter of 2021.
Authorities warn to use extreme caution when snowmobiling on lake ice in the Great Lakes region.
Sebewaing one of the sweetest areas in Michigan’s Thumb. Known as the Sugar Beet Capital and the yearly Michigan Sugar Festival.
NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) reported that November 2019 was the planet’s second warmest November since record-keeping began in 1880. NASA also considered November 2019 as the second hottest November on record, a scant 0.04°C behind the record-setting November 2015.