Previous research suggested a decline in future Great Lakes water levels, but findings from a recent scientific report may paint a different picture.
Associated Press environmental writer John Flesher reports:
New research suggests climate change might not cause Great Lakes water levels to drop as much as previous studies have indicated. In fact, it might even cause them to rise.
Scientists at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor say they've devised a new way to predict future water levels. In a newly published journal article, they say it involves different methods of measuring evaporation of water from the soil and plants within the Great Lakes watershed.
Low water levels can cause heavy losses for shippers and other
Great Lakes businesses. They also affect the environment.