Great Lakes Water Levels

November 1st, 2013 at 4:00 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

GLERL Muskegon with boat 10 30 13 2 pm   This picture (click to enlarge) from the Muskegon GLERL camera shows a boat heading out from Muskegon Lake into Lake Michigan Weds. afternoon around 2 PM.  Weds. PM, the high temperature reached a pleasant 61 in Muskegon.  The water level of Lake Michigan/Huron is down just 1″ in the last month.  The level is still up a nearly unprecedented 11″ in the last year and is now 15″ below the century average.  The lake is 13″ above the lowest October level set in 1964.   Lake Superior is down 2″ in the last month, but is still up 10″ year-to-year.  Lake Superior is just 2″ below the long-term average.  Lake Erie is down 4″ in the last month, but is 5″ higher than one year ago and 1″ above the century average.  Lake Ontario fell 2″ in the last month, but has gained 11″ in the last year and is now 3″ above the century average.

Also: A profile of the Great LakesThe scary stories beneath Lake MichiganLong-sought shipwreck found in Lake Ontario…and Great Lakes oldest freighter to be transformed.       AND NOTE – the Port Sheldon buoy (video we show on the air) has been retrieved for the winter, hopefully to return in the spring.

One Response to “Great Lakes Water Levels”

  1. GunLakeDeb says:

    Although the data from the Port Sheldon buoy is nice to have – the images it sends during high-wave episodes makes me seasick just watching it on TV!!!

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