June 2020 Water Level Update

June 2020 Water Level Update

June 9, 2020 By Kayla Wandsnider, 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 June 2020. Lake Michigan surpassed its record-high monthly mean for May previously set in 1986. This is the fifth monthly record set for Lake…
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May 2020 Water Level Update

May 7, 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 May 2020. Lake Michigan surpassed its record-high monthly mean for April previously set in 1986. This is the fourth monthly record set for Lake…
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April 2020 Water Level Update

April 27, 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 April 2020. Lake Michigan surpassed its record-high monthly mean for March previously set in 1986. This is the third monthly record set for Lake…
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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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It’s Evaporation Season (Normally)

December 6, 2019 Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant   One question our team has been hearing a lot lately is “what will cause Lake Michigan’s water levels to go back down?” This is the perfect time of the year to discuss this question because the fall and winter seasons are typically…
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Evaporation & Water Levels

July 25, 2019 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant   The summer heat and sun will cause some of the high water to evaporate from Lake Michigan, right? Actually, evaporation on the Great Lakes is driven by water temperature, not air temperature. Evaporation takes place when the water is warmer than…
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