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Low Lake Michigan Water Levels May Affect Boating, Beachgoing in Winnetka

Lake Michigan water levels are down about 17 inches since June 2012.

 

The water levels in Lake Michigan are down more than five feet since 1997 and the low lake levels could have significant launching hazards for boaters as well swimmers in along the North Shore, Glencoe News reported. 

At Elder Lane Park beach, the swimming boundaries are currently only at waist level and moving swimmers further out could put swimmers in higher traffic boating areas, Glencoe News reported.

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