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Environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit, accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of violating the Clean Water Act. The lawsuit involves a dispute over whether western Lake Erie should be classified as an impaired waterway.
Great Lakes Today's feature on Erie Hack, a regional technology competition, was featured on NPR's All Things Considered Monday. Reporter Elizabeth Miller highlighted a team of University of Akron scientists who made it to the finals of the competition. The team, called Water Warriors, created an educational kit that helps students analyze water samples.
With Lake Ontario's waters continuing to rise, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed state agencies to assist communities for possible flooding. More than 130,000 sandbags have been deployed to the region, as residents prepare for flooding in low-elevation areas.