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2009-08-06 13:56:21

A U.S. and Canadian study says the low water levels in Lakes Michigan and Huron during nearly all of the last decade were only natural. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Thursday the study into whether erosion in the St. Clair River is to blame for the reduced Lakes Michigan and Huron water levels found that nothing likely needs to be done to improve the natural situation. The St. Clair serves as the main outflow for the two lakes, part of the Midwest's Great Lakes system. The river's...

2009-05-01 09:10:00

Six Billion Gallon extra Per Day Outflow from Michigan and Huron, Study Board Recommends No Action be Taken PARRY SOUND, Ontario, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An environmental group and leading scientists are disputing the findings of a report commissioned to understand how changes in the St. Clair River contribute to the alarming decline of water levels in the upper Great Lakes. The study, released Friday by The International Upper Great Lakes Study Board (IUGLSB), found that 6 billion...

2008-07-09 09:00:31

By Tina Lam, Detroit Free Press Jul. 9--Shell Canada has canceled plans for a giant new refinery along the St. Clair River that ran into strong opposition on the U.S. side but was welcomed in Canada for its jobs. The project was to stretch along five miles of shoreline across from Marine City and St. Clair and directly opposite St. John River District Hospital in East China Township in St. Clair County. It was to process up to 250,000 barrels of heavy crude oil a day from tar sands in...

2008-06-18 03:00:18

By Dan Egan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 18--U.S. and Canadian officials will be in Wisconsin this week for two public hearings on the persistently low Lake Michigan water levels. The International Joint Commission, a binational group created to help the two countries manage their shared waters, is in the middle of a five-year study of how to better manage the waters in Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron. The three big lakes have been at or near their historical lows in the past...

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2008-01-03 06:00:00

JACKSONPORT, Wis. -- It was a different story when the first "polar bears" took to the frigid New Year's Day waters in Jacksonport 22 years ago. It was 1986, and Lake Michigan was at its historic peak, about 6 feet higher than it was on Tuesday morning. But that's just a number. To get an idea of how much things have changed since then, consider this: Firefighters this year had to string yellow caution tape stretching from the icy shoreline into the lake to protect participants from...

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2007-11-02 00:00:00

By JOHN FLESHER TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Video images from the St. Clair River bottom show no evidence of erosion causing water levels on Lakes Michigan and Huron to drop, scientists working for a U.S.-Canadian advisory group said Thursday. Leaders of the research team said the findings were preliminary, and that it was too early to judge the validity of a Canadian group's contention that erosion on the upper portion of the river is a leading culprit in the two lakes' steady decline since the...

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2007-08-15 16:30:00

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Erosion caused by dredging and other human activities on the St. Clair River is causing Lakes Huron and Michigan to lose 2.5 billion gallons of water daily, according to a private Canadian study. Like a bathtub drain, the artificially deepened river is funneling vast amounts of water into Lake Erie, where it flows east to Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River before eventually being lost to the Atlantic Ocean, says the study released Tuesday. Sponsored by the...

2007-08-14 22:58:32

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - 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...

2006-07-05 12:48:27

Corrects ranking of Great Lakes in paragraph three as source of freshwater from world's largest to second-largest after Siberia's Lake Baikal. By Jonathan Spicer TORONTO (Reuters) - Several massive vessels have run aground on Michigan's Saginaw River this shipping season, caught in shallow waters a few miles from Lake Huron. The river port is as shallow as 13 feet in a passage that is supposed to be 22 feet deep, a sign of low water levels in North America's five Great Lakes --...

2006-07-04 00:34:58

By Jonathan Spicer TORONTO (Reuters) - Several massive vessels have run aground on Michigan's Saginaw River this shipping season, caught in shallow waters a few miles from Lake Huron. The river port is as shallow as 13 feet in a passage that is supposed to be 22 feet deep, a sign of low water levels in North America's five Great Lakes -- Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. Water levels declined in 1998 and have remained low, forcing ships to take on lighter loads and...


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