Water loss in the Great Lakes is creating a dilemma for shipping companies. Allow Jonathan Daniels, director of a public port agency, to explain: “The more we lose water, the less cargo the ships that travel in the Great Lakes can carry, and each time that happens, shipping companies lose money. Ultimately, it’s people like you and I who are going to pay the price.” Thanks to higher-than-normal evaporation and lower-than-normal precipitation, all five Great Lakes are shrinking — Lake Ontario’s water level has dropped three inches in October alone.