U.S. Army Corps releases projections for Great Lakes water levels

By on May 12, 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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released projections for this summer’s Great Lakes water levels, according to the Michigan State Extension. They are predicted to be higher than usual, but still below long-term averages.

The forecasted levels for Lake Superior top out at 602 feet above sea level in August 2014. Lake Erie is predicted to reach 571.7 feet. Lakes Michigan-Huron, treated as one lake hydrologically, look to reach 578.4 feet above sea level.

Lake Ontario’s levels are likely to reach 245.9 in June, while Lake St. Clair is projected to reach 547.5 feet in July.

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

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