Thursday, August 07, 2014
WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND – AGAIN
So with all the panic about water levels the last few years, it seems like things are pretty much on track again. The water levels are 15 inches or more higher now than they were last year at this time. Water levels are currently 18 inches above chart datum in Georgian Bay and Lake Superior continues to spill water into Huron/Georgian Bay well above chart datum. Most feeder lakes and tributaries are above average and the trend is, water levels will rise further next year. Recorded mean levels in metres for the month of June were 176.38 and the ten year average is 176.18. We’ve seen higher water levels and we’ve seen lower ... and now we are about smack in the middle.
I for one never supported the drastic human intervention down on the St. Clair River that some were condoning (including at least one environmental organization) and I’m glad that was rejected by the “powers at be” in the US. It seems to me every time humans find a solution to natures so called problems, they engineer a half baked solution and make things worse. We humans look at problems and solutions in far too narrow of a time horizon. As living entities on the earth, we lack experience. If we were applying to mother nature for an earth custodian job, we wouldn’t make the short list for an interview. Remember the Georgian Bay floods of 85 –87? What goes around comes around.