(p. 16) But after reaching historic lows in 2013, water levels in the Great Lakes are now abruptly on the rise, a development that has startled scientists and thrilled just about everybody with a stake in the waterfront, including owners of beach houses, retailers in tourist areas and dockmasters who run marinas on the lakeshore.
Lakes Michigan, Huron and Superior are at least a foot higher than they were a year ago, and are expected to rise three more inches over the next month. Lake Ontario and Lake Erie are seven to nine inches higher than a year ago.
For the full story, see:
JULIE BOSMAN. “Creeping Up on Unsuspecting Shores: The Great Lakes, in a Welcome Turnaround.” The New York Times, First Section (Sun., JUNE 29, 2014): 16 & 20.
(Note: the online version of the review has the date JUNE 28, 2014.)