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Lake levels dropping due to drought, evaporation, says group

Lake Michigan is at its lowest level ever recorded and according to the Alliance for the Great Lakes, it all depends on climate.

The alliance says the biggest factors that regulate the level of the highly-prized resource is rainfall and evaporation.

Last year we experienced severe drought conditions here in the Midwest and other parts of the country and with hot temperatures came even more evaporation.

What we can expect, says the alliance, is the trend toward more extremes in lake levels and storms.

The alliance said the amount of fresh water we take from Lake Michigan for drinking and other purposes is minimal compared to how rainfall and evaporation regulate the level of the lake.

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3 Comments to “Lake levels dropping due to drought, evaporation, says group”

    OLGA said:
    March 20, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    nestle is sucking it dry; their ceo was on tv a few wks ago about how we need need need to conserve water; the swiss guy said we need to conserve; i wonder if he's paying ya'll a dollor for each bottle of water he sucks up. just wondering!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    jeffkart said:
    March 20, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    FYI. The text says the Alliance. But the Corps is quoted. Good video.

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