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Record low water levels in Lake Huron, Lake Michigan

December’s monthly average level smashes record low set in 1964

By ANDREA GERMANOS*

AS the ongoing drought continues to push levels in the Mississippi River to historic lows, water levels in two of the Great Lakes are also succumbing to its effects.

The water levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron have reached historic lows. (Photo: epa.gov)

Preliminary figures from the US Army Corps of Engineers show Lakes Michigan and Huron, considered a joint body of water, had record low water levels in December. The lakes’ water ended the month at 576.15 feet above sea level, just under the record 576.2 feet set in 1964. Continue reading

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