« | Home | Categories | »

2 Great Lakes hit lowest water level on record

Posted on February 6th, 2013 at 18:17 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


Two of the Great Lakes have hit their lowest water levels ever recorded, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday, capping more than a decade of below-normal rain and snowfall and higher temperatures that boost evaporation.

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.

Soon they’ll have to be renamed to the 2 Allright Ponds.

  1. The climes they are a changin’.

  2. Well known trick to produce new beachfront property that you can then sell off to the highest bidder.

  3. What’s the worry? Water evaporates, but it doesn’t dissapear. So it is not in these lakes, but somewhere else. Unless it has been taken by aliens for their own dry planet.

  4. @Wooow: Haha, that water’s in the atmosphere at this moment whacking Boston with Storm Nemo. And the traffic that travels the Great Lakes will need that extra meter or so to get over the “high spots” next season. And the drought in the North American bread-basket has been of historic proportions.

    Those aliens can just grab a couple of ice asteroids and stay out of our way, unless they are also after our wimmin. Why worry indeed?

previous post: Boy Scouts delay vote on gay membership ban

next post: Yahoo! Mail