Water Level Updates

January 2020 Water Level Update

January 8, 2020 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Engineering Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant    The water levels on all the Great Lakes still remain above average as of the beginning of the New Year. Lake Michigan is currently above the highest monthly average for the month of January that was set for the Lake in…
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December 2019 Water Level Update

December 6, 2019 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Engineering Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant    The water levels on all the Great Lakes remain above average into December. Lake Michigan is currently at the same level as the highest monthly average that was set for the Lake in December of 1986. However, the Great Lakes Basin…
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November 2019 Great Lakes Water Level Update

November 22, 2019 By Adam Bechle, Coastal Engineering Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant  The water levels on all the Great Lakes remain high, with every lake within seven inches of it’s record high water level for the month of November. A wet October saw precipitation that was was 46% above average across the Great Lakes.…
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October 2019 Great Lakes Water Level Update

October 29, 2019 By Lydia Salus, Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant  The water levels on all the Great Lakes remain high, with every lake above its long-term average monthly mean. Lake Superior is within one inch of its highest monthly mean recorded for October. Lakes Erie, Ontario, and Michigan-Huron have begun their “seasonal decline” and…
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September 2019 Great Lakes Water Level Update

September 25, 2019 By Adam Bechle, Coastal Engineering Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant  The water levels on all of the Great Lakes remain very high, with every lake above or within a few inches of its record high monthly mean. Lakes Superior and Erie broke their record high monthly mean for August while Lake Michigan-Huron…
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August 2019 Lake Michigan Water Level Update

August 27, 2019 By Adam Bechle, Coastal Resilience Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant  The water levels on all of the Great Lakes remain very high, with every lake above or within a few inches of its record high monthly mean for August. Looking back at the month of July 2019, Lakes Superior, Erie, and Ontario…
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Lake Michigan Water Levels at Close to Record High in July 2019

July 8, 2019 By Adam Bechle, Coastal Resilience Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant  The water levels on all of the Great Lakes are very high, with every lake at or above its record high monthly mean for July. Looking back at the month of June 2019, Lakes Superior, Erie, and Ontario all broke their record…
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Great Lakes Water Levels Approaching Record Monthly Highs

May 16, 2019 By Adam Bechle, Coastal Resilience Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant  On May 6th, 2019, the United States Army Corps of Engineers released its May 2019 six-month Great Lakes water levels forecast, available at this link, indicating that some of the Great Lakes are projected to eclipse record highs for the summer months.…
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Lake Michigan Water Levels Remain Above Average in Spring of 2019

April 30, 2019 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant The water level of Lake Michigan as of April 26th, 2019 is at an elevation of 580.87 feet above sea level (from the International Great Lakes Datum). This puts Lake Michigan at 26 inches above the long-term average water level for the month of April,…
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Lake Michigan water levels remain above average in the fall of 2018

November 6, 2018  By Adam Bechle, Coastal Resilience Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant The water level of Lake Michigan as of November 2nd, 2018 is at an elevation of 580.25 feet above sea level (from the International Great Lakes Datum). This puts Lake Michigan at 19 inches above the long-term average water level for the…
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