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Wow 6 feet of water over all of Lake Mi is a ton of water! No wonder I need a ladder to get down into my boat .

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:eek:hey steve was up last weekend dock is out and water to low to put big boat in. walleye starting to show up should be good next week. might go. Bill not dave :

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I can't see what everyone is worried about--according to the graph in the link, L MI levels have actually gone UP...(since 64-65)*

*This is the type of data representation that has been used by global warming "contrarians". Taking a subset of data and showing a point-to-point decrease in global temperatures can make the Earth look "cooler". Correct in that context, but the long-term change is WARMER. The contrarian would say that "L MI can be shown to be increasing in its level--must be a government conspiracy that the lakes are getting lower".

But...those of us with firsthand knowledge of the lake know better, don't we? (Like those who have been studying climate for decades KNOW what they are seeing...)

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BTW.. the graphic in the pdf in the original post ends in October. Since then water levels have continued to decline and are forecast to go below the 1964/65 low levels.

Here's the USACE forecast http://www.lre.usace.army.mil/_kd/go.cfm?destination=ShowItem&Item_ID=3885 which is updated monthly

The observations and forecast are based on almost 93 years of measured data.

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Sorry.. LAST post..

ou can view the "live" water level on Lake Michigan by going to the link below and clickong on a thee Great Lakes and a station. The low water levels from 1964 was 576.05 ft. The current reading at the Holland station today was 576.18 ft, which is right in line with the forecast. So if the forecast holds, then water level could drop another 0.5 ft before the end of spring, creating a new measured low.

http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/gmap3/

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I can't see what everyone is worried about--according to the graph in the link, L MI levels have actually gone UP...(since 64-65)*

*This is the type of data representation that has been used by global warming "contrarians". Taking a subset of data and showing a point-to-point decrease in global temperatures can make the Earth look "cooler". Correct in that context, but the long-term change is WARMER. The contrarian would say that "L MI can be shown to be increasing in its level--must be a government conspiracy that the lakes are getting lower".

But...those of us with firsthand knowledge of the lake know better, don't we? (Like those who have been studying climate for decades KNOW what they are seeing...)

Those of us with first hand knowledge aren't worried about the chart. We're worried about this thing called dirt. This thing called dirt is under the water. Boats don't float on dirt they float on water. While these water levels are currently equal to 64-65 numbers. If we don't get a good amount of snow and a good amount of rain in the spring we're going to see a lot more dirt where boats should be parked. Its not cheap to move dirt that is underwater. It could possibly cost my local community a fortune in lost revenue. I have friends that will definitely get laid off if we don't get higher water levels. It doesn't matter who gets blamed this just sucks.

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