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Falling Lake Levels = Lighter Loads


From The New York Times:

Water levels in the Great Lakes are falling; Lake Ontario, for example, is about seven inches below where it was a year ago. And for every inch of water that the lakes lose, the ships that ferry bulk materials across them must lighten their loads by 270 tons — or 540,000 pounds — or risk running aground, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association, a trade group for United States-flag cargo companies.

As a result, more ships are needed, adding millions of dollars to shipping companies’ operating costs, experts in maritime commerce estimate.

Photo is of the Canadian Olympic at the Duluth Lift Bridge.


The Great Lakes are not falling, it's you goddamned liberals with your liberal math that are measuring wrong.

I'd offer more evidence and foster some kind of debate or something, but then you'd all start asking science questions.

(Please don't feed the trolls…)

How can you even compare politics to actual statistical data?

GJ with all of that logic...

yep, nothing i associate with liberal minded people more than shipping corporations. i remember many a greenpeace demonstration where the iron ore ships hung banners of support. why trust a group who uses this resource everyday? (mutters to self, "idiot.")

Lake Ontario is a left-wing nut!

It's worth noting that since mid-september, lake levels have actually risen about 25cm, at a point in time that they normally would be dropping. Lake levels are actually above where they were this time last year, as well as this time in 2001, another relatively low year. Lake levels are still low, but not in any historical sense anymore...

I don't believe in lake levels.
Pressie the sea monster, on the other hand, I fully believe in...

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