Steady decline in lake levels: Sad fact of life Leelanau Enterprise (1/22) While water levels in the Great Lakes have been steadily dropping for several years, they seemed to fall unabridged in 2007. Recent reports indicate that a new record low in Lake Michigan is within reach should dry conditions persist.
Midwest cities limit water use Independent Record (7/21) A drought throughout much of the Midwest has many municipalities limiting the amount of water residents can use, but conserving water can be a tough sell in cities like Chicago, where the city's front yard is Lake Michigan.
Security cameras to keep an eye on Chicago's lakefront Chicago Sun-Times (2/11) Surveillance cameras capable of spotting suspicious or unusual activity will be installed from one end of Lake Shore Drive to the other -- and all along Chicago's lakefront -- under a new "Homeland Security grid" unveiled Thursday.
Spirits rise with water levels The Saginaw News (8/8) The 14-inch water level climb is the largest on the Great Lakes, and bodes well for the near future, forecasters say.
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