High Temps Drop Great Lakes Ice Coverage Under 20%, Currently Stands at 16%

Caseville Breakwall Winter 2021

The Detroit Army Corps of Engineers have kept records of ice coverage going back to 1973. The map shows the current extent of the ice cover on the Great Lakes.

We are tracking the Great Lakes Ice Coverage for the Winter of 2021.

Get Five decades of Great Lakes ice cover data

Lake Ice with Reeds

Learning the major effects of ice on the Great Lakes will be crucial. Access to ice cover data is essential. Ice on the Great Lakes impacts many societal benefits provided by the lakes, from hydropower generation to commercial freight to commercial and recreational fishing. Thumbwind has been tracking the 2021s Great Lakes Ice Coverage. Over … Read more

Communities Call for State of Emergency as Great Lakes Water Levels Rise

Great Lakes Water Levels

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