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May 9th, 2011
01:52 PM ET
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  1. Brad of Sault Ste Marie Ontario

    8-10 years ago the Chicago River use to flow into Lake Michigan. The City of Chicago would dump their sewage into the River and access their drinking water from the Lake. A coincidence that the Mississippi River was facing record low levels which was affecting the Shipping Channel. The flow of the River was altered with dynamite causing water to flow out of Lake Michigan and into the Mississipi water system. Seemed like a great idea as Chicago had cleaner drinking water and the volume of the Mississippi rose to help the Shipping industry. Problem was that Lake Huron backflows into Lake Michigan and it dropped 5-10' from normal depths. This left the spawn of many species of fish high and dry causing a decline in the fishery not to mention leaving most boat launches,and docks, high and dry. In an effort to bring levels up in Huron more water was let out of Superior and the are also facing low water levels. The question in the northern Great Lakes was WHO PULLED THE PLUG? The other adverse affects were that the Mississippi Levys and flood protection were designed to sustain the most extreme watershed in it's history. Problem is that they were not designed to combine this with a flow of water from the Great Lakes. This also has threatened the Great Lakes from the invasive species like the Asian Carp. If this damage was man made the North American people have a right to know the truth and I thought this would be a great story to have one of your reporters investigate.

    Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

    May 10, 2011 at 11:06 am |
  2. maxine goodwin

    In response to Tammy Everett a flood victim,My sister also lived in that same park and she got out with everything.And Mrs.Everett may not have been warned offically but everyone knew down there it was comming.When the river gets to a certain stage up north it is a given that it will flood down south and this has been going on for yrs.Everyone who had campers were pulling out and im sure Mrs. Everett could see that.She may not have gotten everything but for sure she should not have lost all her belongings.I dont understand why when people are told by their neighbors we need to leave they continue to disreguard their plea's.I really think they should not be able to build or live on sites that are continuously prone to flooding.Fema should be for people who cant control there situation not for ones who
    knowingly put themselves in harms way by moving into a area notorious for flooding right on or beside rivers.There is a reason she did not have insurance it was either so high she could not afford it due to past flooding in that area or it insurance companies would simply not take the risk.My sister had to pull out last year its a on going situation you either get out or you loose everything.

    May 10, 2011 at 12:40 pm |

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