How the Coast Guard is Trying to Save Houses on a Michigan River

The Coast Guard cuts through the ice on the St. Clair River just below Port Huron Michigan. Communities along the river and off Lake Huron have been struggling with levels that have risen nearly a foot and this has caused flooding on both the U.S, and Canadian side of the river.
The fear is that the ice jam won’t give water flowing downstream from Lake Huron anyplace to go and that will create even more flooding. That’s why the Coast Guard is cutting pathways in the ice. Not to make navigation possible but to keep the water flowing.

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