Lake Michigan's Water Levels are Dropping

Lake Michigan is about an inch lower that it was this time last year.

It probably will not get any better this summer.

The continually dropping levels mean the lake is now about 17 inches below its long term average.

Adding to the problem is Lake Superior.

The biggest of the Great Lakes, which feeds into Michigan and Huron, is within about two inches of its all time low.

Low water levels mean ships can not carry their maximum payloads.

That is a problem for freighters coming into the Saint Joseph/ Benton Harbor area.

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