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Outdated sewers can’t prevent Metro Detroit floods

Outdated sewers can't prevent Metro Detroit floodsSoutheast Michigan’s sewers need billions of dollars in upgrades, but , experts say. ‘There’s no storm drain big enough to handle 4 inches of rain in four hours,’ said Craig Covey, spokesman for Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash.

Friends of the Rouge: Benthic Macroinvertebrate Sampling

Friends of the Rouge: Benthic Macroinvertebrate SamplingDo you ever wonder about what lives in the river besides fish and turtles? Come to one of the Rouge River Bug Hunts and see for yourself the amazing variety of aquatic insects, crayfish,snails and clams that make up the bottom of the river food chain.

How can you jump on the eco-friendly bandwagon and create your own personal rain garden? Here’s a step-by-step guide, courtesy of The Rain Garden Network. http://www.raingardennetwork.com/build.htm Read more: http://nationswell.com/stormwater-runoff-problem-plant-rain-garden/#ixzz37pziAJen(Source: http://www.raingardennetwork.com/)

The famous balance of nature is the most extraordinary of all cybernetic systems. Left to itself, it is always self-regulated. Joseph Wood Krutch 

Algae levels expected to be high in Lake Erie

Algae levels expected to be high in Lake ErieFor more than a decade, algae has become an annual summer concern for lovers of Lake Erie. And this year, while not the worst the region has seen, is shaping up to be a bad one.

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