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  •  Huron has the same problems the river does (3+ / 0-)
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    dkmich, LilithGardener, mightymouse

    , namely that the rivers flowing into it are low and evaporation is high, and if the lakes were actually being drained to feed the Mississippi, the current in the Chicago canal would be pretty impressive.

    Male, 22, -4.75/-6.92, born and raised TN-05, now WI-02. "You're damn right we're making a difference!" - Senator-Elect Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin)

    by fearlessfred14 on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 10:48:14 AM PST

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    •  They do adjust the lakes for shipping. (0+ / 0-)
      The Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Great Lakes Transportation

      The outflows from Lakes Superior and Ontario are regulated
      by regulatory works in the St. Mary and St.  Lawrence Rivers respectively.  The remainder of  the system is naturally regulated.

      The design and operation  of the Lake Superior and Lake Ontario  regulation plans will have a direct effect upon
      the shipping in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway.  By controlling the outflows from both lakes the regulation affects both upstream and downstream levels.

      If money is speech, then speech must be money.

      by dkmich on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 02:28:39 PM PST

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