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Sailboats Out on the Hard on Saginaw Bay 0

2012 Great Lake Water Levels Drop – Marina’s Scramble

Five years ago the entire Great Lakes was witness to low water levels not seen since 1964. Marina’s were dredging, boats were being damaged on shallow reefs not seen a generation and lake shipping was facing hard times.  

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2014 Great Lakes Ice Coverage Was Earliest On Record

Satellite image shows ice formation occurring on Saginaw Bay. This is on the western edge of Michigan’s thumb between Sebewaing and Port Austin. Thus the outlook for another winter similar to 2013-14 looks promising. This could result in higher lake levels and less evaporation as the ice covers and protects the lakes. It also means a potential for more sun shine and bitter cold this winter.

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