I wanted to post this video from the PBS News Hour. This is a local issue that is not getting much discussion.
Economic Problems Wash Ashore as Lake Michigan’s Water Level Hits Record Low (February 11, 2013)
Description: Lake Michigan, one of the crown jewels of Chicago and the Midwest, has recently experienced a dramatic drop in water levels. As Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW Chicago reports, that drop has created economic problems for towns that border its shore.
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