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Originally posted by OldCorp
reply to post by soficrow
My brother-in-law is a commercial fisherman on Lake Huron, and they have been having a hard time catching enough fish to operate the boat. The water levels in the lakes are LOW LOW LOW. Just across the road from me is a marsh, that 20 years ago was a bay and small boat harbor. Boy, the people that bought million dollar waterfront homes are PISSED!
I'll see if I can get out tomorrow and take some pics.
An excess of 2.5 billion gallons of water a day is rushing out of the Michigan-Huron Great Lakes system because of a growing “drain hole” in the St. Clair River, said a Georgian Bay group earlier this week.
The change in water flow may be occurring because of past navigation dredging, riverbed mining and shoreline alteration on the St. Clair River near Port Huron, Mich. and Sarnia, said Mary Muter of the Georgian Bay Association (GBA). This has caused Lake Huron’s water level to be four inches below the level it was at last year, she said.
Water levels in the upper Great Lakes could be raised by placing gates, dikes or inflatable barriers in the St. Clair River at a cost of up to $225 million, a new report says.
Boaters and shippers will be happy to know water levels for Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River are expected to be at their long-term averages this summer, while Lake Erie will be eight centimetres above normal, according to national experts who released predictions this week
Read more: www.windsorstar.com...
Water levels on Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and Lake St.Clair are above their all-time average for this time of year and are above the level of Chart Datum.
Water levels are on the rise in Lake Huron and Georgian Bay thanks to heavy winter snowfall and plentiful spring rain.
But some groups say the upper lakes still drain too quickly through the St. Clair River and now's the time to stem the flow.
Levels of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan are two centimetres higher than last year at this time, but are still 34 cm under the historical average for this time of year, said Chuck Southam, an Environment Canada water-level expert.
Originally posted by butcherguy
Oh yeah Zorgon, I can't see the right side of the graph. What's the current high?]
Originally posted by soficrow
You guys are such major woosies. I grew up on the Canadian prairies - still think 10 below Celsius is warm. ...It's perfectly possible to survive in cold climates - but a bit of education and prep time is essential.
So who ya calling a WUSS