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Community Concerns Over Record Low Lake Levels, Lake Levels 101 Hopes To Help

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Concern is growing for Shoreline home and business owners, as the water levels on the Great Lakes continue to drop.

Watershed experts hoped to ease their minds by answering some of their questions, last night.

Members of the Army Corps of Engineers, The Department of Environmental Quality and The MSU Extension tried to help people understand why the levels are at a record low, beating the previous record set in 1964.

One business owner says the low levels are hurting her business.

She rents cottages and says her tenants are not pleased with the water levels.

The low levels also make it harder for commercial vessels to access certain harbors and for municipal marinas to sell all of their boat slips.

But, experts say there is really no way of telling when the levels will rise.