Great Lakes Water LevelsJune 12th, 2014 at 9:17 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
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 mussels. Satellites used to study lake trout in Lake Superior….and cool sand sculptures.