Lake Michigan Water LevelApril 6th, 2012 at 11:49 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
The sunset at the Holland breakwater looks like a blazing candle in this picture from Tom DeVette on ReportIt. You can see the picture full screen here. The Lake Michigan water level is up 2″ in the last month and up 7″ in the past year. The lake is still 14″ below the century average. Lake Superior is up 4″ in the past month (with a quick snowmelt and some rain) and up 5″ in the last year. Superior is 11″ below the century average. Lake Erie is 9″ higher than one year ago and 6″ higher than the century average. Lake Ontario is up 7″ in the past year and is now 3″ above the century average. River levels are running a little below average right now. Did you see the story about the 19th century shipwreck they found in Lake Michigan…an intact two-masted schooner about 90 feet long. It’s sitting in 350 feet of water about 20 miles off Grand Haven. They have most of the Great Lakes water buoys out already. The South Buoy shows a water temperature as I write this of 41.5 degrees.