Unified Interior Regions

Region 3: Great Lakes

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

For more information on the Great Lakes and work being done, check out the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative website here! 

GLRI

USGS Science Centers in the Great Lakes Region

For more information on what each center is doing in the Great Lakes, please follow the links below! 

Great Lakes Science Center

Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center

Upper Midwest Water Science Center

Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

National Wildlife Health Center

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Freshwater Sponges in the Detroit River
May 5, 2017

Freshwater Sponges in the Detroit River

Freshwater Sponges in the Detroit River

Large Boulders Detroit
May 5, 2017

Large Boulders with Dreissenid Mussels in the Detroit River

Large Boulders with Dreissenid Mussels in the Detroit River

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August 1, 2001

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey in Madison, Wisc., confirmed today that a dead blue jay, found in Lake County, Ohio, near Concord, had the West Nile Virus. The finding marks the farthest west the virus has been identified. Concord is near the town of Mentor, about 27 miles northeast of Cleveland.

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August 1, 2001

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey in Madison, Wisc., confirmed today that a dead blue jay, found in Lake County, Ohio, near Concord, had the West Nile Virus. The finding marks the farthest west the virus has been identified. Concord is near the town of Mentor, about 27 miles northeast of Cleveland.

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April 13, 2001

As North Dakota and Minnesota communities brace for the worst flooding since 1997, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Resources Office in North Dakota is activating a 2001 Flood Tracking Website to assist residents of the Red River Basin.

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February 13, 2001

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has named Donna Myers to be its Great Lakes Coordinator. Ms. Myers filled this newly created position beginning in January 2001.

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December 7, 2000

A minor earthquake, preliminary magnitude 3.9 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, occurred about 5 miles west of Evansville, Indiana at 8:08 am local time (Central Standard Time). The earthquake was felt in parts of southern Indiana and western Kentucky. The USGS has received no reports of damage at this time.

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December 7, 2000

A minor earthquake, preliminary magnitude 3.9 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, occurred about 5 miles west of Evansville, Indiana at 8:08 am local time (Central Standard Time). The earthquake was felt in parts of southern Indiana and western Kentucky. The USGS has received no reports of damage at this time.

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October 25, 2000

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey said today that the West Nile Virus can be transmitted from bird-to-bird in a confined laboratory setting. It had been thought that the virus was only transmitted through mosquito bites.

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September 29, 2000

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey in Madison, Wisc., confirmed today that West Nile Virus is on the move and is likely to head south.

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November 17, 1999

The virus that can cause West Nile encephalitis in humans is not only found in crows, according to scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wis.

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October 4, 1999

While sulfur levels (an indicator of acidity) in rain and streams have declined at locations in Maine, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, the alkalinity of stream water has not recovered at sites in four of the five states according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior.

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September 2, 1999

News Release Address: USGS A minor earthquake, preliminary magnitude 3.5 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, occurred in northern Illinois at 12:17 Eastern Daylight Time, or 11:17 local time today, Sept. 2. 

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August 20, 1999

Lawns and streets contribute most of the phosphorus being transported from urban residential areas of Madison, Wisconsin, to Lakes Wingra and Mendota, according to a study recently published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Department of the Interior.

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