It only seems like yesterday that the common cry was “stop the drop”. Now it should more appropriately be “stop the rise”. The new reality is that water levels this year will be as high, perhaps even higher than 2019. There is little if anything that can be done within the Middle Great Lakes about levels per se; “adaptation” becomes the operative word. Increased water levels affect navigation, marinas, docks and more. Speaking of docks, specifically old docks with foam flotation, see Georgian Bay Forever’s Fall newsletter here for an interesting but worrisome article on the adverse effects of foam when, as is inevitable, it breaks down.