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Couple Takes Winter Cross Country Ski To Turnip Rock

Lake Ice with Reeds

A couple takes a photo adventure of cross-country ski hike from Port Austin harbor to Turnip Rock at Pointe Aux Barques.

Taking a five-mile round trip winter trek to the formation is the only way to see Turnip Rock in the winter.

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.

Low Great Lakes Water Levels in 2012

Great Lakes Freighter at St St. Marie

In 2011, the US Army Corps of Engineers were forecasted lower Great Lakes Water Level in 2012 for Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Lake Huron.

Given the number of raw materials and agriculture affected, the reduced number of shipping days and access to key ports typically cost jobs and impact the United States economy. Each year, the amount of iron ore alone shipped through the Soo Locks is $500.4 billion.