Water Level Updates

Great Lakes Water Levels Informational Webinar – March 18th, 2020

By Adam Bechle, Coastal Engineering Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant  An informational webinar on Great Lakes water levels was hosted by Wisconsin Sea Grant on the evening of March 18th. This webinar replaced three face-to-face panels that were scheduled to be held that week in Manitowoc, Somers and Mequon but were canceled due to COVID-19…
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March 2020 Water Level Update

March 19, 2020 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant    The water levels on all the Great Lakes still remain above their long-term monthly averages as of the beginning of March 2020. Lake Michigan surpassed its record-high monthly mean for February previously set in 1986. This is the second monthly record…
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February 2020 Water Level Update

February 17, 2020 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant    The water levels on all the Great Lakes still remain above their long-term averages as of the beginning of February 2020. Lake Michigan surpassed its record-high monthly mean for January dating back to 1918. This is the first new monthly record…
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January 2020 Water Level Update

January 31, 2020 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, 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 Resilience Project Assistant, 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, Coastal Resilience 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…
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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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