Low lake levels could mean loss of millions for coastal communities

6:44 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Low lake levels could mean loss of millions for coastal communities

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South Haven harbormaster is among those that expect lost revenue because of record low water levels in Great Lakes
Michigan's coastal communities could lose millions of dollars this year, after water levels in Lakes Michigan and Huron hit record lows over the winter. Whether via slip fees, shipping, commercial fishing, licenses, real estate or tourism, the state's $7-billion boating economy, which includes about 800,000 licensed boats and about 500,000 jobs, is bracing to take hits.