Midwest drought could impact 2013 boating seasonPosted on
The yearlong drought that has plagued the Midwest is forecast to have a negative effect on the region’s boating season this year.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicts most of the lakes will be “well below their historical averages” by the time recreational boats begin to take to the water en mass in late spring. The lakes Michigan, Huron, as well as Lake St. Clair, could approach record lows during that early part of the season.
“For the most part, these are the lowest levels we’ve seen since the 1960s,” Corp chief of watershed hydrology Keith Kompoltowicz told The Detroit News.