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As erosion threatens lakefront, North Shore towns seek solutions together
Chicago Tribune (7/27)
For two centuries, man-made structures that jut into Lake Michigan along the shore north of Chicago, Ill., have impeded the natural southward drift of sand, creating buildups in some places, and shortages in others.

Duluth port shows off public terminal upgrades
Duluth News Tribune (10/17)
It may look like a parking lot, and in some ways, that's what the rehabilitation of Docks C & D at the Clure Public Marine Terminal in Duluth, Minnesota, has created.

Rain gardens to the rescue: How Detroiters are working together to protect water infrastructure
Model D (10/17)
In Detroit, recent flooding has highlighted the need for improved stormwater management. For years, average citizens could do little to help, but ‘Rain Gardens to the Rescue’, a program started in 2011, gives everyone the tools to make a difference.

Cleveland Water releases information on pipes that are 'likely or 'unlikely' to contain lead
Cleveland.com (10/12)
Almost 45 percent of the service pipes Cleveland Water is responsible for, the ones that carry drinking, cooking and bathing water to customers across Northeast Ohio are likely to contain lead.

Starting the dam project
Sandusky Register (10/11)
Fremont, Ohio, officials recently started preliminary tasks in a tedious process to tear down the Ballville Dam, which debuted in 1913.

Buffalo-Niagara Green Infrastructure Forum takes on sewer overflow issue
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (10/11)
The problem of storm water overflows has been a sore spot for many communities across the Great Lakes. The issue was on the table during a panel discussion about Green Infrastructure in the Buffalo-Niagara Region.

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