Great Lakes Water Level Dashboard
The Great Lakes Water Level Dashboard is an online, interactive dashboard of monthly water level data for each of the Great Lakes. The Dashboard is designed for users to easily examine the fluctuation of the Great Lakes water levels and forecasts at a variety of time scales. The dashboard also includes references for all data, forecasts, and data products in the ‘information’ tab for users who may want to delve into the water level data in further detail. The Great Lakes Water Level Dashboard is a partnership between the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research, and the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. You can access the dashboard online, for free.
The Great Lakes Water Level Dashboard can be used by anyone interested in better understanding the long-term variations of water levels on the Great Lakes. The Dashboard provides useful visualizations of long-term data for decision makers, emergency managers, coastal engineers and professionals, planners, and engaged property owners.
This Dashboard was designed to conveniently examine Great Lakes water levels and forecasts, predicted by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, at a variety of time scales. Users can increase or decrease the time period they are examining by using the ‘time-span’ button. Users can also compare water level information across each of the Great Lakes, or they can look specifically at one Lake at a time. A panel on the side of the Dashboard allows the user to add or remove data sets to tailor the information they are reviewing to their needs. It is noted on the dashboard that monthly water level data presented in the tool are intended for studying the relative fluctuations of Great Lakes water levels and are not for navigational use.