Science: Lake Levels

Of recent years, the layman has heard much of suits brought against the city of Chicago for reducing the level of Lake Michigan, and thus of the other Great Lakes, with her drainage canal emptying into the Mississippi basin. Only last fortnight the Supreme Court granted extension of the scope of these suits (TIME, March 15). The picture commonly conjured by such news shows Great Lakes cities other than Chicago left high and dry on their banks, steamers stranded on widening beaches, steamers loitering off-shore...

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