Lake Huron-Michigan Water Levels Recovering from Historic Lows

Lake Huron Levels 2013Recent observations by NOAA show that Great Lakes water levels seem to be recovering from their historic lows. Likewise the US Army Corps of Engineers reports that water levels in October for Michigan and Huron are about one inch higher than in 2012. The lakes hit a historic low in January 2012 tieing the record last set in 1965.

All of the Great Lakes basins received below average precipitation in September 2013, with the total precipitation ranging between 2.5 and 3 inches for all of the Great Lakes.  Over the past 12 months, though, the total precipitation received for all of the Great Lakes basins was above average.

Projections are that lakes Huron and Michigan will continue to hover below the mean water averages through mid 2014.