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Great Lake Water Levels Are Falling

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may take a second look at a plan to boost water levels in two of the Great Lakes.

Last year, congress gave the green light for the Corps to put structures in the St. Clare River to make up for dredging that lowered levels on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, but then came a high water period and nothing was done.

The lakes are now at their lowest levels since record keeping that began in 1918, and many people in the region are demanding action.

The Corps may request funding from congress for a study, but it wouldn't begin for several years and would compete with other projects for money.

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