"Experts: Climate Primary Factor on Lake Levels"

"MILWAUKEE -- Placing water retention structures in the St. Clair River may not be enough to counteract the effects of a warming climate and raise Lakes Huron and Michigan to their normal levels, experts said Monday."

"As water surface temperatures and evaporation rates continue to rise, low water is likely to be a long-term problem despite significant improvement this year following heavy snows in winter and a rainy spring, according to testimony during the annual meeting of the Great Lakes Commission.

'Water levels go up and down,' said Scudder Mackey, coastal management chief with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. 'It's a natural process, something that we have to learn to live with.'"

John Flesher reports for the Associated Press September 9, 2013.

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Source: AP, 09/11/2013