Great Lakes Water LevelsFebruary 21st, 2014 at 10:50 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
The water level of Lake Michigan/Huron is unchanged over the last month. The level is 14″ higher than it was one year ago and 12″ below the century average. Lake Superior is down 2″ in the last month, but up 11″ since Feb. 2013. Superior is just one inch below the long-term average. Lake Erie and Lake Ontario were both down 4″ in the last month. Both lakes are 2″ higher than one year ago. Lake Erie is 3″ below the long-term average and Lake Ontario is one inch below the century average. The potential for spring flooding is higher than usual this year. We have an extensive above average snow cover across the entire Great Lakes. The water equivalent in the snowcover was measured at 3.4″ in Lansing, 4.3″ in Muskegon and 5.8″ in Grand Rapids Friday afternoon. Pic. of the Mackinac Bridge from upnorthlive. Click on the pic. to enlarge.