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Re: Holy Water Levels, Again.
That profile map is very cool!!
I have read this starts way back in Michigan, but I still don’t follow all the engineering. It’s been implied that the IJC could theoretically take the lake down even further, during the winter, than they have already. I’m not sure I understand the reasons for not doing so. Perhaps aesthetics, perhaps waterfront usage, perhaps the hydro electric consistency. I smell an agenda in most of what I’ve read.
What does make sense, is when the winter draw down doesn’t prove sufficient, it’s too late. Way too late in ‘17, but okay in ‘18. They can’t know for sure.
It seems we’ve messed with nature, via dams and watershed removal, and built too close to the flood planes. Not sure we’re going to collectively hold back the inevitable for much longer.
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