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Low Great Lakes levels cause problems for shippers

1:30 PM, Jul. 31, 2013
The lakes carrier Manitowoc heads up the Fox River to the Georgia-Pacific mill in Green Bay.
The lakes carrier Manitowoc heads up the Fox River to the Georgia-Pacific mill in Green Bay.
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Low water levels in the Great Lakes are causing problems for shippers, who must shed cargo to avoid running aground in shallower waters.

The lower levels also mean wooden harbor structures that have been underwater are now exposed to air, hastening their deterioration, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

The official depth of the Great Lakes' navigable waters is supposed to be 27.5 feet. But in some areas this spring it was closer to 25 feet. ...

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