Thursday, August 16, 2007

Where did the water go? Part 2 by Vegas Art Guy

Back in June I blogged about the lowering levels in the Great Lakes especially my beloved Lake Superior. Today while perusing for news on the NBA betting scandal I ran across this article on fox news regarding how continual dredging and other commercial activities are exacerbating this problem for both Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

Here is a beginning of that article:

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A "drain hole" in the St. Clair River caused by dredging and other commercial projects is costing Lakes Huron and Michigan a combined 2.5 billion gallons of water each day, according to a Canadian study released Tuesday.

Look I'm not a tree hugger by any stretch of the imagination, but come on! We certainly can do better than this. The Great Lakes are vital parts of two countries and several states. They are used for shipping, tourism, fishing and more. This 'hole' the article describes needs to be dealt with and now.

Maybe the Goracle could do something useful and bring some attention to this problem since it's an actual issue that needs to be dealt with. Oh, wait that means dealing with reality, can't have that now can we?