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.


Great Lakes Near Record Water Levels Last Seen in the 1980s

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.

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Lame Duck Republican Governors Attempt Make It Easier to Steal Great Lakes Water

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.

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Will El Niño Drop Great Lakes Water Levels?

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...

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Great Lakes 2017 Ice Cover and Water Levels

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...

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