It might seem a little counterintuitive, but right now, a bunch of scientists are thinking about how high the water at Great Lakes beaches will be this summer.
Early last year, the Lake Michigan-Lake Huron system hit record low water levels.
It made life tougher for the shipping industry, and it’s hard on people who run Great Lakes ports.
Russell Dzuba is the harbor master in Leland.
“For us, it’s shallow. When we went to dredge this year we had to go a foot deeper and the world was a foot shorter, if you will,” he says.