Lake Michigan Breaks July Mean Level

In a recent press release from the Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, it says that the Great Lakes have likely reached their peak levels for the year and are predicted to decline. Lake Superior is the one exception as it is predicted to peak next month before beginning its seasonal decline. Lake Michigan set another new monthly mean record high water level in July, however that level is now expected to slowly drop the rest of the year. While they expect water levels to decline across most of the Great Lakes, those levels still remain very high. Their most recent forecast projects that Lake Michigan will likely set another new record high monthly mean level in August before dropping back beneath record highs in September. With the continued high water levels and the approaching fall’s active storm period, those on the shoreline who were impacted by the problems of high water levels are being urged to prepare for similar or worse impacts over the next few months.

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