First low water levels in Lake Michigan, now flooding concerns

First low water levels in Lake Michigan, now flooding concerns
First low water levels in Lake Michigan, now flooding concerns

First low water levels in Lake Michigan, now flooding concerns

We’ve had an unusually dry winter- the water levels in Lake Michigan hit a record low this January, and the Mississippi River nearly closed to through traffic due to the low water south of St. Louis. But now we’re hearing reports about flooding in nearby rivers and down in the Mississippi. WBEZ Pritzker Fellow Lewis Wallace is here to explain how flooding can happen on the tail end of a drought - and what you can do about it. Photo: Flikr-Paparutzi