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Rapid River Sediment Issue – Northern Michigan

Rapid River Sediment Issue – Northern Michigan from elk-skegemog Rapid River Sediment Issue – Northern Michigan Update May 2014 Download PDF – The Rapid River soil water assessment tool. A model for predicting sources and sinks of sediment – Final… Continue Reading
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Area Lake Associations Enhance Fish Habitat

View full map of shelters. View map of Elk Lake shelters. Jim Gilleylen inspecting a fish shelter before its deployment Fish Shelters Project: June 2012 UPDATE A primary goal of the Fish Shelters Project is to improve the… Continue Reading
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Stop Invasive Species

Aquatic Invasive Species At least 25 non-native species of fish have entered the Great Lakes since the 1800s. Because of the Elk Rapids dam, these invasive fish species, particularly the most harmful such as the round goby, sea lamprey, Eurasian… Continue Reading
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Loons Update

Loon Scouts Needed Loon Scouts will be observing loons on Elk Lake and Skegemog Lake from April 1- July 1, 2011. They will help the Elk River Chain Of Lakes (ERCOL) Loon Network gather information on the loons living on… Continue Reading
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Hydrofracturing

Fracking or hydraulic fracturing is a process in which liquid (water and sand and chemical additives) is pumped, under high pressure, into shale formations to fracture the rock and release trapped gas and oil. It is not a new process.… Continue Reading
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Brown Crud

The ‘Brown Crud’ Revealed The greatest measure of a lake’s water quality comes from the analysis of the algae content. Over the past two or three years, the mystery of the ‘brown crud’ found on the bottom of Elk Lake… Continue Reading
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