#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES ( Michigan) – October 12 – In Traverse City two of the Great Lakes have hit their lowest water levels ever recorded, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have said, capping more than a decade of below-normal rain and snowfall and higher temperatures that boost evaporation.
This was reported by Western Journalism on 10 December 2013.
Measurements taken last month show Lake Huron and Lake Michigan have reached their lowest ebb since record keeping began in 1918, and the lakes could set additional records over the next few months, the corps said.
The lakes were 29 inches below their long-term average and had declined 17 inches since January 2012.
The other Great Lakes — Superior, Erie and Ontario — were also well below average.
“We’re in an extreme…
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