Lake Erie levels may cause hazards
Ohio Beacon Journal
COLUMBUS - Lake Erie
water levels in 2003 are likely to be 8 to 9 inches lower
than last summer and may create problems for boaters.
The expected levels, which
are based on the January forecast from the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers, are similar to what was observed in 2001,
said spokesman Fred Snyder of the Ohio Sea Grant College
Program in Port Clinton.
About 90 percent of Lake Erie's
water is provided from the Detroit River, coming from
the three upper Great Lakes. Snow in those areas around
Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron is sharply down, the
It appears likely that Lake
Erie boaters will encounter low-water hazards similar
to those experienced in 2001, Snyder said.