Thursday, February 7, 2013

Low Lake Levels on Lake Michigan

This Week on The Environment Report...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been recording water levels for almost 100 years. In January, the levels in the Lake Michigan and Huron system dipped to their lowest level ever recorded. That's causing problems for commercial shipping and recreational boaters. Governor Rick Snyder is calling for emergency dredging of harbors, and some Michigan lawmakers want to tap into the Natural Resources Trust Fund to pay for it. We'll hear why that's controversial.

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