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There are no US lake sites in 2008, but you can still view data from past years, as well as live stream data from Minnesota's North Shore of Lake Superior, and live lake data from Lake Jyväsjärvi Finland.

Does RUSS work in the winter? Look here...
  What's New 2003

Occasionally we send out a small e-mail newsletter listing major additions to this website, and detailing the QA/QC changes to posted data. Sign-up here if you would like to be added to (or removed from) our list of recipients.

December 4, 2003
Visit LakeNet and discover some of the world's amazing lakes.

November 24, 2003
The second WOW teacher workshop was held at SUNY Stone Ridge, NY on Nov 14th and 15th. Check out the workshop highlights.

November 7, 2003
All of the Minnesota Lake and the St Louis River RUSS units have been removed for the winter. The DuluthStreams stream monitoring units are still up and running.

October 20, 2003
The first WOW teacher training workshop was held in Wilmington, North Carolina on Oct 9th and 10th. Check out the workshop highlights.

October 13, 2003
We have decided to remove the Ice Lake RUSS this week because the unit needs repairs. We will be taking biweekly manual profiles until the lake freezes. The Shagawa unit is still up and running, though the dissolved oxygen sensor is reading low. We'll try and keep this unit out as long as possible.

September 30 , 2003
Winter is trying to make a comeback in Ely, MN. Here's what it looked like on a recent maintenance visit.

August 28, 2003
New DVTs:
Check out the new stream data vizualization tools (opens a new page) on DuluthStreams. The St. Louis River data is also now available in the DVT format.

July 7, 2003
WOW is offering a series of introductory workshops for instructors this fall. To find out more download the brochure (3.6 M PDF file) or click here for a text only version. The on-line registration form is here.

July 3, 2003
The St Louis River RUSS is finally back up and running. The data will be posted shortly.

June 16, 2003
The Medicine Lake unit was deployed 6/12/03.

May 9, 2003
The Shagawa lake unit (Ely, MN) was deployed this week. The ice went out around 5/1/03.

April 24, 2003
The ice went out on Ice Lake (Grand Rapids, MN) around 4/17/03. The RUSS unit was deployed yesterday and data should be available later today.

April 22, 2003
Happy Earth Day!

April 2, 2003
The ice is still thick on Northern Minnesota lakes. Ice Lake was sampled last week and the ice was 2 feet thick. Shagawa will be sampled this week.

March 7, 2003
Lake Superior has the most ice in years but probably won't freeze entirely, ice experts said Wednesday."I don't think it's going to happen," said Craig Evanego, an ice forecaster with the National Ice Center in Washington. "It will come close, but it won't be shore to shore over the whole lake."Still, the lake has the most ice since 1997 and is the closest to freezing over since ice covered the lake in February 1994. (March 6, 2003, Duluth News-Tribune, MN).
The Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) has a series of images showing how the ice cover has grown during the past week's record cold.

March 4, 2003
A mystery has been solved. The mysterious hole in the ice that showed up this past winter in North Long Lake near Brainerd, MN was formed by upwelling groundwater. Check out the "Lake Detective" for an explanation.

January 27, 2003
WOW will be evolving in 2003! To see what's going to change click here.

January 22, 2003
GreenWorks TV did some filming in Minneapolis last summer of the Medicine Lake lawn fertilizer experiment. An information page is now available on their site and the movie will be up soon.


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