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(Yahoo)   Two of the Great Lakes are about to be downgraded to just Good Lakes   ( divider line
    More: Scary, Great Lakes, water levels, Lake Ontario, Lake Huron, Traverse City, economic loss, lakes, Army Corps of Engineers  
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16744 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Feb 2013 at 9:02 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-02-06 12:22:54 PM  
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linkee to the
Great Lakes Water Level Dashboard:
2013-02-06 10:17:07 AM  
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bhcompy: HMS_Blinkin: But don't worry, climate change is still a liberal hoax because it snowed in Minnesota, amirite?

But studies have shown that Huron and Michigan fell by 10 to 16 inches because of dredging over the years to deepen the navigational channel in the St. Clair River, most recently in the 1960s. Dredging of the river, which is on the south end of Lake Huron, accelerated the flow of water southward from the two lakes toward Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, and eventually into the Atlantic Ocean.

Yes, let's blame it all on one scapegoat.  Instead, maybe you should blame it just plain on nearsighted humans.  Who'd have thought that dredging the waterways would mean more waterflow?

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Troll-ing picture.  That was diversion, not dredging.  But I like to remind people of it.

enry: If they get smaller than Lake Champlain, does it get a chance at being Great?

If Baikal doesn't get to, nope!
2013-02-06 09:26:06 AM  
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The article is BS. Gilligan just keeps moving the stick closer to shore

/anyone remember that episode?
//cept they thought the island was sinking because he was unwittingly moving the stick out further

Yeah. Mary Ann wore short shorts and a red plaid blouse tied in a knot. Not up there with wearing a man's white shirt and running around while a monkey threw plastic explosives at her but still nice.

Reminds me - Things to pick up for the wife:
Man's white shirt
plastic explosives
monkey with good throwing arm.
2013-02-06 09:20:09 AM  
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Muta: The story I saw tried to blame this on global warming for the low water levels.  I wonder how much if this is due to more channels being dug around Niagara to power more hydro-electric plants.  Do those increase the amount of water that can flow out of Lake Erie?

Probably, the article mostly focused on Huron and Michigan though. Living on Georgian Bay I've watched the water level drop noticeably over the last couple decades. Part of the outflow from all the lakes is due to dredging the St. Lawrence shipping channels. I like how the suggestion of dredging interior lake shipping channels and ports made its way into the article...

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2013-02-06 09:17:00 AM  
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2013-02-06 09:05:11 AM  
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But don't worry, climate change is still a liberal hoax because it snowed in Minnesota, amirite?
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