Lakes Huron and Michigan rose nine inches last month to 581.57 feet. This took it very close to breaching lake water levels records last set in May 1986.
Category: Great Lakes Water Levels
Great Lakes water levels is a constant concern as the depth of the lakes affect shipping, beaches, and access to harbors and marinas. Ice coverage on the lakes also affects the weather and evaporation.
Here are some posts covering Great Lakes water levels.
Proposed rules changes to the Great Lakes Compact will make it easier for petitioners to ask for a water diversion and alter some of the provisions in the current rules that outline the need for public comment.
A Warmer Winter Ahead? El Nino is expected to develop in the next two months and continue through winter. The stronger the El Nino is, the higher the potential impact on Michigan’s winter. When the ocean temperature on surface waters climb above normal temperatures, an El Nino condition exists. The...
2017 Great Lakes Ice Cover Saginaw Bay and surrounding areas are starting to see ice coverage. Hopefully it will be solid in time for 2017s Shanty Days Festival in Caseville. Reposted from WOOD TV. As of January 3, 2017, the Great Lakes had 3.1% ice cover. You can see some...