As Great Lakes plummet, towns try to save harbors (AP / The News Gazette)

November 28, 2012 – For more than a century, easy access to Lake Michigan has made Onekama a popular place for summer visitors and a refuge for boaters fleeing dangerous storms. Now the community itself needs a rescue, from slumping lake levels that threaten its precious link to open water. The Great Lakes, the world’s biggest freshwater system, are shrinking because of drought and rising temperatures, a trend that accelerated with this year’s almost snowless winter and scorching summer. Water levels have fallen to near-record lows on Lakes Michigan and Huron, while Erie, Ontario and Superior are below their historical averages.

Link to Full Article: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/environment/2012-11-28/great-lakes-plummet-towns-try-save-harbors.html

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