Lake Michigan water levels rising at near record rate

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CHICAGO -- The water levels in Lake Michigan are rising at a near record rate.

Lake Michigan hit a record-low two years ago. Since then, it's risen more than 3 feet. Experts say that's an almost unprecedented rate.

It's been a good thing for commercial shipping, recreational boaters and wildlife. But, it's also threatened shoreline properties and caused beaches to erode.

Despite the resurgence, Lake Michigan is currently less than a foot above average.

 

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