DETROIT (WOOD) — Already in record territory, Lake Michigan continues to rise as we move closer to summer.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ weekly report released Friday shows Lake Michigan is up 1 inch in the past week. It is forecasted to rise another 2 inches by June 8.
Lake Michigan is now 3 inches above the May record set in 1986. It already set records in the first four months of the year.
Lake Michigan is up 2 inches in the past month and remains 9 inches higher than this time last year. It is now 34 inches above the May average.
Here’s a look at the other Great Lakes:
- Lake Erie is even with the May record (2019).
- Lake Superior is 5 inches below the May record (2019).
- Lake Ontario is 16 inches below the April record (2017).
Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are treated as one lake by the Army Corps.