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Low Water Levels in Great Lakes Threatened Marinas

Great Lakes Water Levels

In 2012, low water levels in the Great Lakes threatened to cut off many marinas. The problem was acute in already shallow Saginaw Bay.

Lake Huron Water Levels Approached Historic Lows

Lake Huron Water Level Graph

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reporting water levels in Lakes Michigan and Huron are 11 inches below its level of a year ago. Lakes St. Clair, Erie, and Ontario are 11, 13, and 12 inches, respectively, lower than their levels of a year ago. Over the next month, Lake Superior is forecasted to … Read more

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative EPA Advisory Board

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CHICAGO (May 31, 2012) –  In 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an advisory board’s creation. This was to support federal agencies by implementing the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the updated Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The new board, the federal government’s first advisory committee on Great Lakes issues, will provide advice and … Read more

Low Great Lakes Water Levels in 2012

Great Lakes Freighter at St St. Marie

In 2011, the US Army Corps of Engineers were forecasted lower Great Lakes Water Level in 2012 for Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Lake Huron.

Given the number of raw materials and agriculture affected, the reduced number of shipping days and access to key ports typically cost jobs and impact the United States economy. Each year, the amount of iron ore alone shipped through the Soo Locks is $500.4 billion.