Great Lakes levels to rise after intense winter

By on March 25, 2014
Image: Low water levels on Lake Michigan at Old Mission Point in 2000 (Credit: NOAA)

Image: Low water levels on Lake Michigan at Old Mission Point in 2000 (Credit: NOAA)

The near-record ice cover on the Great Lakes during the winter of 2014 will raise water levels, according to The Voice. Levels on the Great Lakes will still fall below long-term averages.

In Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, waters are predicted to be 13.3 inches higher than in 2014. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expecting levels in the Great Lakes will continue rising 9 to 14 inches through August.

Still, experts say the water level rise is not only due to ice cover. Long periods of snowfall and frigid temperatures are also contributing to the rise.

Image: Low water levels on Lake Michigan at Old Mission Point in 2000 (Credit: NOAA)

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