Great Lakes water levels

9:07 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Lawmakers look for additional money for harbor dredging

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State Senator John Proos of Saint Joseph is among those proposing state use money from rainy day fund for dredging.
Lansing - The state Senate is considering taking $30 million from Michigan's rainy day fund for emergency dredging of harbors and waterways this year to relieve shallows that threaten the state's boating industry as a result of historic low levels in the Great Lakes.
7:29 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Water level of Lake Michigan sets new record low

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Below average snow of winter of 2011-12 and hot dry summer are contributing factors.
Record low levels expected to continue for several months; state looking at ways to rescue harbors
11:40 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Lakes Michigan and Huron set record-low for water levels

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' measurements find record low levels in January
The water levels of Lake Michigan/Huron set a record for the lowest mean average for any month in history. The two-lake system has been flirting with record lows in recent months and, despite what may have seemed like a wintry, wet January, the month is ending in territory not seen before.