U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake Erie Water Levels Nine Inches Above Normal By Jim Letizia • Jun 9, 2017 u.osu.edu The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Lake Erie water levels are nine inches above normal, their highest level since 1998. Ohio EPA Wins Fight With Feds Over Sediment Dredging By Associated Press • May 7, 2017 Port of Cleveland Ohio environmental regulators have won another court ruling in a long-running dispute over dredging Cleveland's harbor. Controlling Board Approves More Money For Buckeye Lake Dam Replacement By Associated Press • Sep 19, 2016 The state's Controlling Board has approved a 5.6 million request by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to fund the next phase of work to replace the deteriorated Buckeye Lake dam. Toxic Blob In Lake Erie Threatens Cleveland Drinking Water By Ohio Public Radio • May 2, 2016 cleveland.com A large mass of toxic sediment at the bottom of Lake Erie could threaten the Cleveland area’s drinking water supply. Director: Ohio Unlikely To Allow Sediment Dumping In Lake By Associated Press • Feb 26, 2016 Ohio's environmental regulators are unlikely to allow a federal agency to begin dumping sediment from Cleveland's shipping channels into Lake Erie. Results Of Second Buckeye Lake Dam Study Being Released Today By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • May 22, 2015 The deteriorating dam at Buckeye Lake and related safety concerns will be the focus of an annual gathering arranged by the local chamber of commerce today. New Boating, Docking Restrictions At Buckeye Lake By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Apr 21, 2015 parks.odnr.gov The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has set new construction and dock usage policies at Buckeye Lake. Feds Predict Higher Great Lakes Water Levels This Summer By Jim Letizia • Apr 7, 2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects Great Lakes water levels will rise by more than eight inches this summer for the first time in more than a decade. Buckeye Lake Chamber Wants New Dam Study By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Apr 2, 2015 The regional chamber of commerce at Buckeye Lake says it will seek a second expert opinion following a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report warning of a catastrophic dam failure. Emergency Management Officials To Buckeye Lake Residents - Be Prepared For Dam Collapse By Jim Letizia • Mar 17, 2015 ODNR More than 50 state and local emergency management officials met yesterday to prepare for a possible collapse of the Buckeye Lake dam. Ohio Officials To Discuss Situation At Faulty Dam By Associated Press • Mar 16, 2015 Ohio emergency management officials plan to discuss the precarious situation with a faulty dam at Buckeye Lake. Report: Buckeye Lake Dam In Danger Of Catastrophic Failure By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Mar 12, 2015 engineering.odnr.gov The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the chance of the failure of the Buckeye Lake dam is so great, the lake should be drained until repairs can be made. Officials Hope To Solve Chronic Flooding In LaRue By Jim Letizia • Jan 16, 2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will visit Marion County next month to look for solutions to severe flooding. Asian Carp Report Released By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Jan 7, 2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a report about options for keeping the Asian Carp from invading the Great Lakes. New Report Says Electrical Barriers Insufficient To Keep Asian Carp Out Of Great Lakes By Alison Holm • Dec 24, 2013 A new research report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says that fish are capable of crossing an electrical barrier designed to keep Asian carp from using the Chicago ship canal to enter the Great Lakes. Feds Want To Repair Levee In Zoar By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Dec 3, 2013 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided against destroying or moving the Ohio village of Zoar, where the aging levee protecting it from flooding is in serious need of repair. Judge Allows Coal Mining Near Local Park By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Sep 20, 2013 A federal district judge has sided with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in a lawsuit over mine tunnels being developed within the watershed of Burr Oak State Park in southeast Columbus. Officials Seek More Funding For Blanchard River Study By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Jul 26, 2013 Findlay officials who are pushing for the completion of a flood control study got less money than they wanted from the federal government. Water Levels Drop In Two Great Lakes By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Jan 3, 2013 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says preliminary figures show Lakes Michigan and Huron reached record low water levels in December. Judge Rules In Asian Carp Case By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Dec 4, 2012 A federal judge is threatening to permanently dismiss a lawsuit filed by Ohio and four other Great Lakes states over threats posed by the Asian carp.