Water Levels

Pier in Wiarton blocked off after damage found

High water levels in recent years appear to have damaged the pier in Wiarton and South Bruce Peninsula has blocked access to the structure. The municipality announced Tuesday that it had blocked access to the Bluewater pier and causeway – which it leases from the Small Craft Harbours division of the federal Department of Fisheries […]

Who owns the shoreline?

This article originally appeared in the April 2011 issue of Cottage Life. When I was a kid, there were two memorably intimidating properties on the shores of Clear Lake, where, in one configuration or another, the Wilkinses have spent their summers for the better part of a century. One of the two was distinguished by … Continued

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Great Lakes water surge eases after 2 record-setting years

May 13, 2021 By John Flesher, AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A spell of dry, mild weather is giving the Great Lakes a break after two years of high water that has shattered records and heavily damaged shoreline roads and homes, officials said Monday. Although still above normal, the lakes have dropped…

Lake Levels: Expect higher than average lake levels but no new record

May 11, 2021 High water and erosion caused the beach stairs in Chikaming Township in southwest Michigan to collapse. Now, two years later, volunteers have rebuilt those stairs, marking renewed access to some of the township’s most cherished assets – its public beaches – after high water in Lake Michigan rendered them unusable. “That’s what…

Flooding Tells ‘Two Different Stories’ In Michigan

Flooding Tells ‘Two Different Stories’ In Michigan

April 27, 2021 By Jane Johnston, Circle of Blue The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water….

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