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Climate change and the rising risk of flooding for the Great Lakes

An elderly woman and her husband along with their pets are rescued by U.S. Coast Guard after their home was flooded. Image: REUTERS/US Coast Guard

Daniel Macfarlane

Senior fellow, Bill Graham Centre, University of Toronto & Associate Professor, Western Michigan University

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Lake Michigan’s high water levels consumed beaches at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in 2019.
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High water levels inundate a waterfront home on the St. Lawrence River in May 2017.
Image: Mike Beauregard/flickr
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Utility workers make their way along Rue Rene in Gatineau, Que. during flooding of the Ottawa River in April 2019.
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