December 2021 Water Level Update

December 2021 Water Level Update

December 31, 2021 By Caitlin Piotrowski, Wisconsin Sea Grant    Water Levels on Lake Michigan-Huron  Lake Michigan water levels have continued their seasonal decline this fall, decreasing by about 2 inches from November to December. Though Lake Michigan is now about 23 inches below the highest monthly water level recorded for December in 1986, the…
Read more

November 2021 Water Level Update

November 29, 2021 By Lydia Salus, Wisconsin Sea Grant    Water Levels on Lake Michigan-Huron  Lake Michigan water levels have continued their seasonal decline this fall, decreasing by about 3 inches from October to November. Though Lake Michigan is now about 25 inches below the highest monthly water level recorded for November in 1986, the…
Read more

September 2021 Water Level Update

September 30, 2021 By Adam Bechle, Coastal Engineering Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant    Water Levels on Lake Michigan-Huron  Lake Michigan water levels have begun their seasonal decline this fall, decreasing by 2 inches this month. Water level fluctuations can be explained by the Net Basin Supply (NBS) and this past June was the first…
Read more

Lake Huron Integrated Assessment

Lake Huron Integrated Assessment “With a focus on Lakes Michigan-Huron, the Integrated Assessment aimed to transform extensive existing research about water levels, flows, and impacts into practical, adaptive strategies to address issues facing shoreline property owners and managers”. Huron County Integrated Assessment of Extreme Water Levels This Lake Huron Integrated Assessment was born out of…
Read more

August 2021 Water Level Update

August 11, 2021 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant    Water Levels on Lake Michigan-Huron Summer tends to be the season where lake levels increase, however, Lake Michigan water levels have stayed relatively steady since March, increasing by 1 inch this month. Water level fluctuations can be explained by the Net…
Read more

July 2021 Water Level Update

July 12, 2021 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant    Water Levels on Lake Michigan-Huron The water levels on all the Great Lakes have continued to be below their monthly record highs as of July 9, 2021. Lake Michigan is now 19 inches below the highest recorded monthly average in July…
Read more

June 2021 Water Level Update

June 18, 2021 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant    Water Levels on Lake Michigan-Huron The water levels on all the Great Lakes have continued to be below their monthly record highs as of June 7, 2021. Lake Michigan is now 14 inches below the highest recorded monthly average in June…
Read more

May 2021 Water Level Update

May 12, 2021 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant    Water Levels on Lake Michigan-Huron The water levels on all the Great Lakes have continued to be below their monthly record highs as of May 7, 2021. Lake Michigan is now 15 inches below the highest recorded monthly average in May…
Read more

April 2021 Water Level Update

April 14, 2021 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant    Water Levels on Lake Michigan-Huron The water levels on all the Great Lakes have continued to be below their monthly record highs as of April 9, 2021. Lake Michigan is now 14 inches below the highest recorded monthly average in April…
Read more

Case Study: Milwaukee County Coastal Resources Inventory

Milwaukee County Coastal Resources Inventory   This project was funded as part of the Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Resilience project led by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program. To be eligible for this funding, Lake Michigan coastal local governments in Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, and Ozaukee counties completed a Coastal Resilience Self-Assessment (link) to help prioritize top coastal…
Read more