From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Lake Michigan is on the rebound after flirting with near-record low water levels in 2008.
In January 2008 the water was so low that the human polar bears taking their annual New Year’s Day plunge off the Door Peninsula had to navigate around yellow police tape so they didn’t slash their feet on an offshore shipwreck.
Sixteen months and two cold and wet winters later, the lake has added more than 2 feet of water, and it continues to rise almost daily. Read more.