Great Lakes Water LevelsAugust 30th, 2013 at 4:12 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
These pics. are from the Muskegon GLERL camera at the Muskegon Channel. The pic. on the left is a ship coming into Muskegon Lake, which may be this ship. The second is sunset. The water level of Lake Michigan/Huron was unchanged in the past month, but is now 6″ above the level of one year ago. The lake is still 19″ below the century average, but 12″ above the lowest August level recorded in 1964. Lake Superior is unchanged in the last month, but is a full 9″ above the level of one year ago. That’s an increase of 4.97 TRILLION gallons of water in just one year! Superior is also 18″ above the water level of Aug. 2007. The lake is 3″ below the century average and 16″ below the highest August level reached in 1952. Lake Erie is down 4″ in the last month, but still 9″ above the level of one year ago. The lake is right at the historic average. Lake Ontario is down 6″ in the last month, but is up a whopping 14″ since Aug. 2012. Ontario is 2″ above the long-term average. Check out some interesting Great Lakes News here (reenactment of the famous Battle of Lake Erie). Also, developing the Port of Muskegon, Zebra-mussles may be influencing the taste of Lake Michigan water and the police force of Beaver Is.