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Dealing with Low Lake Level

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The local boating season will be underway shortly. But there is a lot of concern about the impact of the low level of Lake Erie.

 The level has actually risen a few inches recently, but the long term outlook is not promising because of  historic low levels of Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron. So local officials are planning their strategy, and also taking some concrete steps.

The Port Authority is spending $60,000 to dredge the East Avenue Boat Ramp. Lampe Marina, and a portion of the East Canal Basin. Some boats were having a hard time sailing last year, making the dredging necessary.

 Meantime, the low level of the lake also caused headaches for boaters at Presque Isle last year. The keels  of some sailboats scraped bottom in places. One step the park is taking is to re-arrange some slips in the marina to move tenants to deeper, safer water, leaving spots close to shore empty, at least for now.

 Park Manager Harry Leslie said, "We are shuffling some of the tenants we have had out further on the docks."

 No dredging is planned right now at Presque Isle. But managers are working to obtain the permits they need if dredging is necessary in the fall.

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