Great Lakes Water Levels

June 12th, 2014 at 9:17 pm by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather

Saugatuck - Ted Swoboda scattered cu nice pic.  Here’s a nice picture of Saugatuck from Ted Swoboda.   Click on the pic. to enlarge.  The water level of Lake Michigan/Huron was steady last week and up 4″ in the last month.  The lake level is 12″ higher than it was one year ago, but remains 7″ below the century average.  Lake Superior is also up 4″ in the last month.  Superior is up 13″ in the past year and is now 6″ above the long-term average.  Lake Erie is up 4″ in the past month and up 7″ in the past year.  Lake Erie is 3″ above the century average.  Lake Ontario is up 2″ in the last month, up 3″ in the last year and is now 5″ above the century average.  Lake St. Clair is up 4″ in the last month, up 7″ year-to-year and is 2″ above the century average.  The outflow from Lake Superior down the St. Mary’s River is forecast to remain above average through the summer.  Outflow through the rest of the lakes is forecast to remain near average. The Grand River in Grand Rapids is still running well above average flow for early June.  Here’s where you can check streamflow on Michigan rivers.   The high temperature this Thursday was 61.7° at the Muskegon beach weather station and only 47.1° at the mid-Lake Michigan buoy.

New Weather Buoys on the Great Lakes. You’ve probably seen our pics. from the Port Sheldon Buoy on 24-Hour News 8.  Here’s more on.Safe Boating…There’s still a little patch of snow at Mt. Ripley.   Great Lakes water temperatures still “dangerously cold”Wisconsin researchers testing bacteria to limit zebra musselsSatellites used to study lake trout in Lake Superior….and cool sand sculptures.

11 Responses to “Great Lakes Water Levels”

  1. Jack says:

    FIRST ( sorry Brian )….. LOL…..Bill The Pic. Does not Work to Enlarge, as Directed. Says Error ! Staying CueDD…and Thanks for ALL U DO! BILL!! :-) .

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      I think I fixed it.

      1. Jack says:

        You Did BILL …Thanks and STAY CUEDDD . U DUH BEST!!! ;-)

    2. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Thanks a lot Jack. Kidding of course, tomorrow is gonna be my kind of day. A cool, breezy 68. Now that’s refreshing!

      1. Sandy(Hudsonville) says:

        My kind of day too! I could take a whole summer of days like that. :)

        1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

          The weather we have been having is so nice….! Sleep so much better on evenings like these. No A/ c required .

  2. Larry says:

    So Bill, if the outflow from Lake Superior is to remain above normal for the rest of the summer and the out flow through the rest of the lakes to remain average, if we have normal evaporation rates, will Lakes Michigan and Huron levels continue to rise?

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      Precipitation will be the biggest factor, but right now the Southern Great Lakes rivers are a little above average and Lake Michigan is forecast to go up another 2″ in the next month. The lake often reaches its highest level around early July.

  3. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    Okay I just noticed we have what seems to be a full moon ,( maybe Bill can confirm this ) and I also noticed it’s Friday the 13th . I’m not sure if that’s good or bad but it sounds no bueno…. I’m hoping for god things and let’s hope that includes boomers for all this weekend / Monday !!!

    1. Jack says:

      Hmmmm, CUE ::: LOL….stay CUEDD, SVRtstorm… ;-)

      1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

        Speaking of werewolves and London , I remember the movie when I was just a little one , very scary !

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