Lake Ontario Water Levels
As water levels in Lake Ontario keep decreasing, ships have to lighten their loads. When you have a decrease in draft and depth of water, the size of vessel necessary in order to bring the cargo in changes.
Since last year Lake Ontario's water level has decreased six inches. For every inch lost, a ship must carry 270 tons less of cargo. With the rising fuel costs over the last few years, shipping has become a useful alternative to transport large materials. But, this could change with the great lakes and their low water levels.
October 25, 2007 6:39 AM | Category: Lake Ontario