Lake Erie Shoreline
The Lake Erie shoreline could look drastically different by the middle of the century. This according to the latest estimates from the group, Environment Canada.
The agency says changes in global climate could cause Lake Erie's water level to fall by as much as two feet, eight inches by 2050. The Canadian agency's experts say the lake could lose up to 15 percent of its surface area.
Such a scenario would deal a major blow to the shipping industry on the lakes and leave the region's hydroelectric power plants high and dry. There is no certainty that the lake's level will fall that much, but the information is something scientists and government officials should pay attention to.
August 30, 2006 4:19 PM | Category: Global Warming