The first in a series of posts highlighting our special climate change edition of The Huron River Report
How will the lakes and streams of the Huron River watershed react to increases in global temperatures scientists predict will occur as a result of continued, human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide?
One predicted result will be lower lake levels, for both the Great Lakes and inland lakes, including the hundreds of lakes in the Huron watershed.
By the end of this century, Michigan will be anywhere from 6 – 13 degrees warmer, on average. This will increase evaporation and, therefore, reduce lake levels.
For more details on how this will happen, and on other impacts, and what we can do to reduce climate change and its impacts, check out our climate change edition of the Huron River Report.