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      Low lake levels prompt suggestions from advisory panel

      An advisory panel says the U.S. and Canada should consider using artificial structures to raise water levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

      The International Joint Commission is making the recommendation after the lakes hit their lowest level ever recorded in January.

      Dredging in Lake Huron is partly responsible, but scientists say drought and evaporation have been the biggest factors in the drop.

      The commission report suggests looking at placing structures in the St. Clair River that could boost levels five to 10 inches.