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Lower Water Levels in the Great Lakes

Lower Water Levels in the Great Lakes

Reduced water levels in the Great Lakes will have interconnected impacts across many sectors, creating mismatches between water supply and demand, and necessitating trade-offs. Regions outside the Midwest will also be affected. For example, a reduction in hydropower potential would affect the Northeast, and reduction in irrigation water would affect regions that depend on agricultural produce from the Midwest.  Image Source: adapted from Field et al.1



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