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GLIN==> What's New & Notable, 11/17/99



Pay a visit to GLIN <http://www.great-lakes.net> to check out these new
features:

--->>Lingering La Niņa will shape weather patterns: More snow/rain
expected this winter in Northwest and Great Lakes
<http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories/s300.htm>

Additional sites of interest:
1999-2000 Winter Outlook
<http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/winter_outlook/index.html>
La Niņa Information, NOAA
<http://www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov/lanina.html>

--->>New "Living with the Lakes" publication offers advice on Great
Lakes water levels and shoreline protection
<http://www.glc.org/docs/lakelevels/lakelevels.html>
Great Lakes boaters and shoreline property owners have seen dramatic
lake level fluctuations in recent years. What causes these fluctuations?
Can anyone predict when the current low levels will rise? These and
other questions are addressed in this comprehensive reference guide, a
joint product of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Great Lakes
Commission. For a hard copy, see
http://www.glc.org/docs/lakelevels/levelForm.html or contact the Great
Lakes Commission, 734-665-9135.

--->>Great Lakes Ecological Assessment
<http://econ.usfs.msu.edu/gla/index.htm>
An interagency effort to collect and consolidate new and existing
environmental, biological and
socioeconomic information for the northern lake states (Michigan,
Minnesota and Wisconsin). The site includes an extensive collection of
photos and maps related to themes such as ecological mapping, current
and historic vegetation, geology, pollutants, rivers/lakes/streams and
more.

--->>A chill is in the air: Winter tourism opportunities in the Great
Lakes region
Skiing <http://www.great-lakes.net/tourism/skiing.html>
Also: Ski Resorts <http://www.great-lakes.net/tourism/resorts.html#ski>
Snowmobiling <http://www.great-lakes.net/tourism/snowmobiling.html>

--->>New Email Lists: creekgroups-hrwc
<http://www.great-lakes.net/lists/creekgroups-hrwc/creekgroups-hrwc.info>

Intended to strengthen the work of the creek protection groups in
Michigan's Huron River watershed.

"dod-mip2" and "dod-inp2"
Collaborative efforts to bring together the military entities within the
states of Michigan and Indiana, the regulatory representatives from EPA
Region 5 and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality/Indiana
Department of Environmental Management, and agencies with pollution
prevention expertise to promote pollution prevention strategies.

Now archived: smartgrowth-washtenaw
<http://www.great-lakes.net/lists/smartgrowth-washtenaw/>
Open discussions about uncontrolled growth and urban sprawl in Washtenaw
County, Michigan, and elsewhere.


For daily updates on Great Lakes web offerings, visit the "What's New"
section on GLIN <http://www.great-lakes.net/navigate/new.html>

Christine Manninen
GLIN Webmaster
Great Lakes Commission
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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