We all know about the five Great Lakes, but did you know that two of them have lost 20 trillion gallons of water over the last couple of years?

The two Great Lakes I'm referring to are Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

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It seems like every summer my wife and I always make a trip to Lake Michigan beaches. We always check out Lake Michigan in Ludington because it's always beautiful there.

And as for Lake Huron, I've been going to that lake ever since I was about sixteen years old. My yearly family vacation always took place up in Oscoda where we would swim for hours at a time at one of the Oscoda beaches along shores of Lake Huron.

And now they're saying that both of these Great Lakes have lost trillions of water over the last two years.

Mlive.com helps us break it down:

Lake Michigan and Lake Huron act as one lake because of the large area of free-flowing water at the Straits of Mackinac. Lakes Michigan and Huron are 8 inches lower than this time last year and a full 25 inches from the record high water level in 2020. So in just two years, Lakes Michigan and Huron hold 20 trillion less gallons of water. Bear in mind the globe uses approximately 10 trillion gallons of water in one year. Now you know why the Great Lakes are called the world’s largest freshwater system. The Great Lakes could literally produce enough water yearly for the entire world.

That last sentence is incredible talking about how massive Lakes Michigan and Huron are.

I didn't even know that you could keep track of so much water loss.

All I can say is how much I really enjoy Lake Michigan and Lake Huron every single summer. I've always enjoyed swimming in both of these massive lakes and will continue to do so.

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