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.
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.
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
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