November 19 -
How Low Will We Go
The level of Lake Michigan is still dropping. It may
be that in 20 years or so, if this keeps up, that we'll be able to drive to the
mainland and the ferry will no longer be necessary. Over the past year
I've been taking photographs of the level based on old pilings down near the
Beaver Island Marine. The changes over the past year are amazing to say to
In May the water had dropped enough so that everyone could
see the remains of the old coal dock located next to the present Beaver Island
Marine gas dock, and it continues to drop. For the weekly forecast of
Great Lake water levels please visit this page http://huron.lre.usace.army.mil/levels/weekly.html
You may want to bookmark it so you can keep track of what's happening to
our Great Lakes. I've left the images large so you can see the differences
more easily. Oh, and yes, in that last picture it is ice and snow...
winter 2000 has arrived.
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