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Lake Michigan Slowly Draining Away

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:12 am

FoxNews.com wrote:
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A "drain hole" in the St. Clair River caused by dredging and other commercial projects is costing Lakes Huron and Michigan a combined 2.5 billion gallons of water each day, according to a Canadian study released Tuesday.

That exceeds the amount diverted from Lake Michigan to provide Chicago's daily water supply, the Georgian Bay Association said.

The group based its findings on water level data compiled by U.S. government agencies.

The association first reported on water losses from Lake St. Clair dredging in 2005. But the latest report says the volume flowing south from Lakes Michigan and Huron — which are hydrologically connected — is three times greater than originally believed.

"This new report reveals that the problem is far more serious than first thought and underscores the need to fix the problem immediately," Mary Muter, chairwoman of the association's Environment Committee, said in a statement.

The drainage hole has caused an overall water level decline of nearly 2 feet since 1970, the study said. The outflow goes into Lake Erie, then east to Lake Ontario and eventually through the St. Lawrence River to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Re: Lake Michigan Slowly Draining Away

Postby Mookie4ever » Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:49 am

It's all part of our plan. We're slowly moving the great lakes and with them the border south.
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Re: Lake Michigan Slowly Draining Away

Postby WharfRat » Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:28 am

Mookie4ever wrote:It's all part of our plan. We're slowly moving the great lakes and with them the border south.


You'll never take Cleveland!
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Re: Lake Michigan Slowly Draining Away

Postby Howie » Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:54 am

Is the world of I-Robot coming to reality? :-o
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Re: Lake Michigan Slowly Draining Away

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:54 am

WharfRat wrote:
Mookie4ever wrote:It's all part of our plan. We're slowly moving the great lakes and with them the border south.


You'll never take Cleveland!

That's a damn shame. ;-)
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Re: Lake Michigan Slowly Draining Away

Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:29 pm

WharfRat wrote:
Mookie4ever wrote:It's all part of our plan. We're slowly moving the great lakes and with them the border south.


You'll never take Cleveland!


who'd want it...it's the Gary, Indiana of Ohio :-D
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Re: Lake Michigan Slowly Draining Away

Postby Field » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:04 pm

What's wrong with "new" lake-front land?
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Re: Lake Michigan Slowly Draining Away

Postby theclefe » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:17 pm

If a lot of the water drains out of Lake Michigan, will it seriously effect its mitten-like shape? That's the only way I could remember it.
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Re: Lake Michigan Slowly Draining Away

Postby Pacman » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:32 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
WharfRat wrote:
Mookie4ever wrote:It's all part of our plan. We're slowly moving the great lakes and with them the border south.


You'll never take Cleveland!

That's a damn shame. ;-)



Or, as Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd once said of Cleveland: "What a place to put an ocean."
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Re: Lake Michigan Slowly Draining Away

Postby bigken117 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:44 pm

It's all global warming's fault :-o
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