Posts by Laura Johnston

Lake Erie water levels could break May record

Lake Erie has been high for years. And if we get a wet spring, the lake could break its May 1986 high water level record, according to the latest forecast from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read all about it at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Tough fishing: Lake Erie fish report Feb. 8-10

Tough fishing right now. The Lake Erie shoreline is ice-free. Even if you find any ice, it’s not safe. Do not go on it. In the short time anglers got on the ice in Cleveland harbor last week, results were disappointing, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec reports in his weekly fishing report.  The main…

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Sunny and cold: Lake Erie marine forecast Feb. 8-10

We’re looking at a sunny, cold weekend on the shores of Lake Erie. See the full National Weather Service forecast, from Avon Point to Willowick. Friday: West wind around 26 knots, with gusts as high as 41 knots. A chance of flurries between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Waves 1 foot or less. High of…

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Fairport Harbor townhomes draws tourists

Families have come from California, Arizona, New Jersey, to vacation in Fairport Harbor. They’ve all rented one of the seven townhouses steps from Lake Erie and the Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park. The townhouses, available on Airbnb are changing the tourism game in town. See the full story on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Track efforts to clean up phosphorus with ErieStat

Want to see how efforts are going to curb phosphorus flowing into Lake Erie? The Great Lakes Commission launched ErieStat, a website that tracks the phosphorus causing the annual blooms – plus plans to reduce phosphorus. Eventually the site will show how the plans are working. See more on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Go ice boating on a frozen Lake Erie

You can sail — on ice. The Toledo Ice Yacht Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The club has more than 200 members and expects about 50 boats on the Maumee Bay this weekend, as part of its annual Winterfest. From far off, the boats may look like sailboats, but up close they…

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Celebrate Cuyahoga River renaissance with Cleveland Fusion: Waterways to Waterways

The Cleveland Foundation is celebrating 50 years of progress since the Cuyahoga River fire with Cleveland Fusion: Waterways to Waterways. The foundation is working with the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Print Room, Kent State University Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, LAND Stuido, Praxis Fiber Workshop and Global PechaKucha Night this year, for projects and events…

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Get ready for ErieHack 2.0

It’s back! The signature Cleveland Water Alliance event, ErieHack, where scientists and high school students, compete for a share of $100,000 pitching inventions to solve Lake Erie’s problems. Read all about it at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. And read all about the Water Alliance and its past successes here. Share:

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Watch the Cuyahoga River freeze

The polar vortex of 2019 has frozen Lake Erie to about 80 percent ice. The extreme cold has frozen the Cuyahoga River, too. And you can watch it on our Music Box Supper Club bridge cam. Watch the timelapse video on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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