by Andrew Krietz, MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — After almost two years of historically low water levels on Lakes Michigan and Huron, they’ve recovered to heights not seen in 15 years.

All the added water prompts this new concern for beachgoers: large waves that crash onto West Michigan’s piers have a greater potential to sweep people into the lake.

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