2013 Great Lakes Water Levels Continue Recovery

Lakes Improve in 2013

 The final forecast of the year for the Great Lakes water levels were published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on December 6th. The report shows Lake Superior forecasted to be near its long term mean and improvements in Huron-Michigan.

Lake Superior Water Level 2013Huron-Michigan Water Leverl 2013

For the first time in two years forecast show the Lake Superior levels nudging toward the long term mean. Lakes Michigan and Huron improve from record setting lows recorded in January 2013

The End of Drought Conditions in the Upper Midwest.

 This improvement mirrors the progress with respect to drought conditions across the U.S. When compared to conditions going into 2012, drought conditions in the Great Lakes region have stabilized and improved.  

Drought 2011-2012 U.S.
Drought 2011-2012 U.S.
Drought 2012-2013 U.S.
Drought 2012-2013 U.S.

The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Map courtesy of NDMC-UNL


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