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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Water Levels Meeting

Collingwood | by Keith Holland  

Meeting to discuss how to stop dropping water levels in Lake Huron, Georgian Bay.

There is a meeting in Collingwood tonight to discuss the issue of water levels in Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.

Water levels are lower and experts believe it could be 10 inches below average by autumn.

Joe Hayward of the Sierra Club tells Bayshore Broadcasting News that people can make an impact when it comes to restoring water levels.

He encourages people to attend meetings hosted by the International Upper Great Lakes Study Group.

The group -- which acknowledges that the lake levels are lower -- is now opting to hold meetings to discuss what can be done to restore lake levels sooner rather than later.

Hayward welcomes the group's change of heart because he says the issue of lower lake levels is real and needs immediate action.

The solution, says Hayward, is the placement of underwater turbines that gradually build up water levels by slowing the flow of water out of Lake Huron.

The meeting will be held at 7 PM on Wedneday at the Collingwood Legion.

 

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