Water Water Everywhere
- Lake Michigan's water level has risen 8 inches above the same period a year ago. Once just 6 to 12 inches above all-time lows, lake levels are up in response to the same downpours that caused many area rivers to flood. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which monitors the Great Lakes, predicts the higher levels are to hold through the coming months, though, barring new waves of heavy rains, the biggest rises have probably already occurred. Interconnected Lakes Michigan and Huron are unlikely to change significantly in the next month.
The corps reports other Great Lakes have experienced increased levels as well, with Lake Superior 16 inches higher than a year ago. The rise in Lake Michigan means the lake has added approximately 3.12 trillion gallons since a year ago.
That's a lot of water. Al Gore has to be overly unhappy about this. And we know he's really unhappy about stories like these that keep popping up:
- ABNORMALLY COOL ALASKAN SUMMER: ANCHORAGE'S 6TH-CHILLIEST SINCE 1917
For all the environmental wackos reading, measurable "Global Warming" stopped in 2001. NASA said so. It seems a complete lack of sunspot activity has a bigger influence on the ecosystem than carbon emissions. Why is a cop blog writing about this? We're bored and thought we'd share our boredom with the readers. You're welcome.
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