10:08 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Dropping Lake Michigan Level Hits Homes, Boats

vdaiga morgueFile

Drought conditions are contributing to a continued drop in the level of Lake Michigan, and operators of harbors and docks in the northwestern Lower Peninsula say it's causing hazards and hassles for residents and boaters.

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12:00 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Drought Begins to Worry Mid-Michigan Corn Growers

With more plentiful rain, Lane Cook's sweet corn would be a few feet taller. The Okemos farmer is bracing for a poor harvest.
Mark Bashore WKAR

2012 is already unfolding as a year that many Michigan crop growers would like to forget. The state’s warmest March ever led to the destruction of almost all of its apples and tart cherries--a combined loss in the hundreds of millions of dollars. As summer settles in, a prolonged dry spell has thousands of mid- and south-Michigan corn growers praying for rain.

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