Low Water on Lake Michigan/HuronJanuary 4th, 2013 at 3:48 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
The water level of Lake Michigan/Huron is down another 2″ in the last month and is now down 17″ in the last year. It’s at the lowest level it has been at for early January. Grand Rapids had above average precipitation in December (2.85″ or 0.35″ above average). So did Muskegon (3.04″ or 0.49″ above average). Precipitation for G.R. in 2012 was 33.85″ or 88.5% of average. However, if you include 2011 (G.R. had 45.09″ of precipitation, which was +6.82″ above average), the two year total is 2.40″ above average or 103% of average. Check out this article for at least a partial reason for the recent decline. Lake Superior is down only 1″ in the past year. About 30% of the equation for the water level of Lake Michigan/Huron is the amount of water that flows down from Lake Superior. Also, new app to view Lake Superior and what’s up with the Keewatin.