by Caroline Llanes, Michiganradio.org

Water levels in the Great Lakes have been rising, and that means shrinking shorelines.

Drew Gronewald is a hydrologist with the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability. He says Lake Ontario broke an all-time high water level record in June, and all of the lakes broke records in May. He says Michiganders should take appropriate safety precautions in response to changes in water level and near-shore water circulation.

“Any time there are changes in water levels along the shoreline, there can also be changes in the way water is circulating around the shoreline.

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