Pressure Grows to Address Low Water Levels in Lakes Michigan and Huron

Author: Peter Payette, Interlochen Public Radio

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Dry boathouse in the Les Cheneax Islands. PHOTO: Bob Dunn

By Peter Payette

Lakes Michigan and Huron are at their lowest level in decades. And there is growing pressure to raise the water level with some kind of structure in the St. Clair River. The international commission that manages the Great Lakes is expected to respond to that pressure in February. A report submitted to the commission discourages the idea. This week on Points North we’ll hear about the debate over fixing the water level on Lakes Michigan and Huron.