Great Lakes Water Levels and News

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The above pic. from our Storm Team 8 Saugatuck Skycam was taken shortly after sunset on Sunday Dec. 30.  You’re looking out over Kalamazoo Lake, which is connected to Lake Michigan.  

Lake Superior is down 3″ in the last month, down 1″ in the last year, but it’s still 10″ above the long-term average.  Lake Michigan/Huron is down 1″ in the last month.  The lakes were up 3″ in 2018 and they are now 19″ above the century average for late December.  Lake Erie is up 1″ in the last month, up 7″ year-to-year and is now a full 24″ higher than the average level.  Lake Ontario is up 4″ in the last month, unchanged since Dec. 2017 and is now 9″ above the long-term average.  Lake St. Clair is unchanged in the last month, up 5″ in the last year and is now 22″ higher than average. 

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