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great lakes levels expected to rise
03-08-2014, 03:41 AM #1
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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Water levels in the Great Lakes are expected to continue a steady recovery this year, courtesy of widespread ice cover that is slowing evaporation and snowfall that has approached record amounts in some cities, federal experts said Wednesday.

The siege of polar air that has gripped the region this winter has caused the most extensive freeze-over of the lakes since the record-setting year of 1979, when nearly 95 percent of their surface area solidified. On Tuesday, the ice cover reached its highest point since then - 91 percent, said George Leshkevich, a physical scientist with the federal Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor.

Meanwhile, the towering snowpack rimming the watershed will melt this spring and much of the water will flow into the lakes or the streams that feed them. The runoff is expected to be so bountiful that some areas will be in danger of flooding, a prospect that could be worsened by ice jams on swollen rivers.http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/U...5-23-07-43

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03-08-2014, 04:02 AM #2
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Well I guess that's good news as long as flooding isn't too bad. That's a common problem around here some springs, not this year though, we have no snow at all.
03-08-2014, 04:12 AM #3
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it started to melt here today..I was in bed and could hear it running off the roof ..I know our field and back yard will become a lake for awhile

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03-08-2014, 04:17 AM #4
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I'm sure it will be plenty wet. You had one helluva winter. damned.gif
03-09-2014, 07:52 AM #5
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03-09-2014, 03:16 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Interesting. hmm.gif Jesse Ventura did a show on freshwater that included the great lakes as I remember.
03-09-2014, 11:10 PM #7
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nothing new.. we lived on the water..an island in lake erie for many years and saw the levels go up and down..in geological time the lakes are new and were formed fast..it is predicted they will disappear in the next 10,000 years ..niagra falls is on a fast move and also will disappear

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03-09-2014, 11:18 PM #8
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Amazing how things change over time. The forces of nature have shaped and reshaped the landscape as long as the earth has been around.
Change is constant and inevitable.

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03-10-2014, 12:39 AM #9
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(03-09-2014, 11:10 PM)j browsing Wrote:  nothing new.. we lived on the water..an island in lake erie for many years and saw the levels go up and down..in geological time the lakes are new and were formed fast..it is predicted they will disappear in the next 10,000 years ..niagra falls is on a fast move and also will disappear

That's probably because of the post-glacial rebound that probably is quite noticeable over there too as it is here.

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03-10-2014, 12:54 AM #10
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"Does any one know where the love of god goes
when the waves turn the minutes to hours?
The searchers all say they'd have made whitefish bay
if they'd put fifteen more miles behind her
They might have split up or they might have capsized
they may have broke deep and took water
And all that remains is the faces and the names
of the wives and the sons and the daughters"

03-10-2014, 01:01 AM #11
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(03-10-2014, 12:39 AM)Octo Wrote:  
(03-09-2014, 11:10 PM)j browsing Wrote:  nothing new.. we lived on the water..an island in lake erie for many years and saw the levels go up and down..in geological time the lakes are new and were formed fast..it is predicted they will disappear in the next 10,000 years ..niagra falls is on a fast move and also will disappear

That's probably because of the post-glacial rebound that probably is quite noticeable over there too as it is here.

This is right where we live
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/89
BINGO both were formed during the great ice melt hug.gif

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03-10-2014, 01:31 AM #12
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