Great Lakes News

Great Lakes News

Lake Levels Rise Slightly


Water levels in Lakes Michigan and Huron rose slightly in the month of February from the previous month’s record lows, but they and all the other Great Lakes will remain far below average heading into the prime spring and summer boating months, according to a recent report in the Detroit Free Press online,

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says some wet weather and freeze-thaw cycles that create runoff helped water levels on the two lakes rise 2 inches in February, to 576.15 feet, but the paper reports that’s still 2 feet below their long-term average and down 14 inches from the same period last year.

All five of the Great Lakes remain far below their normal averages, which subsequently affects boating-related economics as well as the environment and ecology, according to the Free Press story.

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