Inch by Inch, Great Lakes Shrink, and Cargo Carriers Face Losses

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Water levels in the Great Lakes are falling; Lake Ontario, for example, is about seven inches below where it was a year ago. And for every inch of water that the lakes lose, the ships that ferry bulk materials across them must lighten their loads by 270 tons — or 540,000 pounds — or risk running aground.As a result, more ships are needed, adding millions of dollars to shipping companies’ operating costs,maritime experts say.

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