Great Lakes Water Levels

September 27th, 2013 at 1:53 am by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather

Lake Superior - LauriLynn at ReportIt   Here’s a pretty picture from LauriLynn at ReportIt.  Check it out full screen.   Much of the Great Lakes area is below average for rainfall this month.  Grand Rapids officially (airport) has recorded just 1″ of rain for the month, 23% of the Sept. average, Muskegon is at 39% of the Sept. average and Ludington is also at 23% of average rainfall.  The water level of Lake Michigan/Huron has started dropping.  It’s down 3″ in the last month and is now 20″ below the long-term average.  The lake is still up 8″ from one year ago.  The Lake Superior basin has had a little more rain this month, and Lake Superior is unchanged in the last month, with a water level 11″ higher than one year ago and just 3″ below the century average.  Lake Erie is down 4″ in the last month, but up 9″ in the last year and only 1″ below the long-term average.  Lake Ontario dropped 8″ in the last month, but remains 11″ higher than one year ago.  Ontario is exactly at the century average.  Lake St. Clair is up 11″ since Sept. 2012.

Great Lakes News:  Bill would have the State of Michigan reimburse local governments for money spent fighting wildfires on state landS.S. Badger carrying wind turbines across Lake MichiganLake Michigan water use regulations coming in 2014.

4 Responses to “Great Lakes Water Levels”

  1. Skot says:

    Uh Oh. Rules and Regulations coming….NEVER a good thing. Big Brother is ALWAYS watching. Just ask Bush.

  2. Jack says:

    First, Very PRETTY PIC. Thanks 4 Sharing LauriLyn !! Where was this Pic. Taken ? Simply ” Breath Taking ” FULL SCREEN ! :-)

  3. Skot says:

    Ha Ha Jack_ovicz !!!! You type to slow!!!

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