(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF TRAVEL TRIVIA) 3 Things You Never Knew About the Great Lakes The Great Lakes—Superior, Erie, Michigan, Huron, and Ontario—are home to one-fifth of the freshwater surface on Earth. Formed 14,000 years ago, with coastlines stretching more than 10,000 miles, they feature a lot of liquid and beachfront real estate for locals, […]

via 3 Things You (probably) Never Knew About the Great Lakes — Truth Troubles

“I live just a few blocks from Lake Michigan and I’m not sure I would have move back to Wisconsin after living in Utah and Idaho after college if it the lake wasn’t here,” says Dan Egan, a senior water policy fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences. “Milwaukee wouldn’t be Milwaukee without Lake Michigan.”

via The Death and Life of the Great Lakes — Shelf Life

From The Summit Daily (Deepan Dutta): Since 2007, Parks and Wildlife has conducted a biennial fishery survey of the reach with assistance from Summit County, the U.S. Forest Service and the Colorado Water Quality Control Division. After evaluating the latest survey, Parks and Wildlife aquatic biologist Jon Ewert found “an obvious and significant decline occurring […]

via Surveys show significant fish declines in Blue River upstream of Dillon Reservoir — The Summit Daily — Coyote Gulch

Here’s the release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife: Work to restore wild rainbow trout in the Gunnison Gorge is starting to pay off as the population of the species is slowly increasing, according to surveys conducted recently by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. CPW biologists are hopeful that the success on the Gunnison will eventually help […]

via Wild rainbow trout population growing in the Gunnison Gorge — #Colorado Parks & Wildlife — Coyote Gulch