The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently published a very informative and interesting series on Water Levels in the Great Lakes called Uncharted Waters.
Does Lake Michigan’s record low mark beginning of new era for Great Lakes?
At least 150 years of rhythmic pulses in Lake Michigan’s water levels appear to have shifted abruptly with loss of winter ice.
- Once-steady Great Lakes’ flow altered by dredging, dams and now warming temperatures
- Ice road on Lake Superior melting away
Water flushes through a greatly widened drain below Lakes Michigan, Huron
Every time dredging widened and deepened the hole at the bottom of the lakes, the federal government was supposed to engineer a fix to maintain water levels – but it never did.