Each month we summarize reports and data from the Army Corps of Engineers – Detroit District’s Monthly and Weekly reports for Great Lakes Water Levels and Great Lakes Water Level History. We present a single-page view of the changes in lake levels from month to month are presented for Lakes Huron-Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Erie, … Read more
A more troubling part of the study’s forecast was that Lake Michigan-Huron is expected to decrease to 174.5 by 2030, only eight years away. This would make it 3.5 feet lower than the lows measured between 2000 and 2014. Such a drop may render some coastal ports and marinas inoperable, and it may be possible to walk to numerous islands on Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay and North Channel.
The Washington Post published an article this week that signaled an ominous warning. “Earth’s lakes are warming at a feverish pace, with the Great Lakes leading the way” It’s looking more and more like the Great Lakes water temps are experiencing setting new records due to the effects of higher temperatures in the region. Lakes … Read more
Recent extreme weather patterns and sub-zero conditions across the Upper Great Lakes region have blown away forecasts of yet another year of below-average ice cover. The recent polar vortex spikes Great Lakes ice coverage. Currently, four out of the five Great Lakes are significantly above average reported ice coverage data. Except for Lake Superior which is near its average ice coverage norm for this date in the year.
Michigan shoreline community’s are petitioning to declare a Great Lakes Water Level Emergency due to record setting Great Lakes Water levels. The Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District Multiple noted that record high levels were set on the Great Lakes in 2019 resulting in increased risks from erosion and coastal flooding. The Corps six month … Read more