Lower Water Levels in the Great Lakes

Shippers working in the great lakes are getting frustrated by low lake levels.

Those levels mean the ships have to carry less cargo to move safely in the harbors.

That is a big deal because great lakes ships carry ten% of the country's waterborne cargo.

This year's warmer than normal winter means more evaporation because the lakes were not protected by ice cover.

A recent report showed lake Michigan was down 17 inches from its historical average.


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