Traverse City Record-Eagle

Michigan

July 4, 2013

Michigan in Brief: 07/04/2013

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He also signed bills letting small wine makers buy a permit to hold tastings and sell wine at farmers markets. Another new law lets merchants fill and sell growlers of beer for off-premises consumption.

Project will help fish stay cool in Manistee

WELLSTON — Consumers Energy says a $500,000 project to help fish stay cooler on the Manistee River this summer could benefit species including brown trout and Chinook salmon.

The unit of Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp. says it installed an upwelling system last year in the reservoir behind Tippy Dam to benefit downstream fish that thrive in cold water.

The system allows dam operators to essentially lift deeper, colder water into the plant’s intake area to provide cooler flows downstream.

The dam is in Manistee County, near Wellston.

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