"Army Corps OKs Money To Address Great Lakes' 'Hole in the Dike'"

"Years of pushing for action by property owners along Lakes Michigan and Huron have finally prompted the federal government to explore an engineering fix to the low water plaguing the lakes for the past 15 years.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set aside a small amount of money this year to dust off a plan to install water-slowing structures on the St. Clair River, which is the primary outflow for Lakes Michigan and Huron.

That original St. Clair riverbed restoration plan was designed to compensate the lakes for water lost due to a 1960s dredging of the St. Clair to enable freighters to sail into the upper Great Lakes.

That work was never done."

Dan Egan reports for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel March 17, 2014.

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/18/2014