Government Article says low level of Lake Michigan a nonissue for the public

Board's approach questioned after hearings found opposite

By Dan Egan of the Journal Sentinel

A government-funded article circulating on the Internet reports that people living on the Lake Michigan shoreline aren't interested in exploring what it would take to restore the lake to its historical level.

Never mind the century-long navigational dredging that has dramatically changed the flow of the St. Clair River, which drains water from Lakes Michigan and Huron toward the Atlantic Ocean.

Never mind that public hearings around the region concluded months ago there was plenty of interest in having the Canadian and U.S. governments explore how to fix the St. Clair.

Never mind that the lake is within about a foot of its all-time low for this time of year.

"Lake Michiganders Don't Want to See Water Levels Raised" proclaims a headline on a story written by a former Michigan newspaper reporter now paid to spread the message of a study board hired by the International Joint Commission to determine the causes behind the low water levels.

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