Startling Canadian Studies Hint That Lake Michigan-Huron Water Levels Will Plummet Below Record by 2030

Great Lakes Water Level in Caseville

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.

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