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March 2020 Great Lakes Water Levels Informational Webinar

Meeting summary for March 18, 2020 Great Lakes Water Levels Informational Webinar.   March 2020 Great Lakes Water Levels Informational Webinar   An informational webinar on Great Lakes water levels was hosted by Wisconsin Sea…

March 2020 Water Level Update

The water levels on all the Great Lakes still remain above their long-term monthly averages as of the beginning of March 2020. Lake Michigan surpassed its record-high monthly mean for February previously set in 1986.…

Waves and Coastal Storms and Erosion, Oh My!

This blog answers four questions that explore how water levels and coastal storms interact with each other and their potential impact on coastal hazards.   Waves and Coastal Storms and Erosion, Oh My!   Coastal…

February 2020 Water Level Update

The water levels on all the Great Lakes still remain above their long-term averages as of the beginning of February 2020. Lake Michigan surpassed its record-high monthly mean for January dating back to 1918. This…

January 2020 Water Level Update

The water levels on all the Great Lakes still remain above average as of the beginning of the New Year. Lake Michigan is currently above the highest monthly average for the month of January that…

It’s Evaporation Season (Normally)

This blog discusses the impact of evaporation on Lake Michigan water levels.   It’s Evaporation Season (Normally)   One question our team has been hearing a lot lately is “what will cause Lake Michigan’s water…

December 2019 Water Level Update

The water levels on all the Great Lakes remain above average into December. Lake Michigan is currently at the same level as the highest monthly average that was set for the Lake in December of…

November 2019 Water Level Update

The water levels on all the Great Lakes remain high, with every lake within seven inches of it's record high water level for the month of November. A wet October saw precipitation that was was…

October 2019 Great Lakes Water Levels Informational Meeting

Meeting summary from October 17, 2019 Great Lakes Water Level Informational meeting.   October 2019 Great Lakes Water Levels Informational Meeting   On the evening of October 17th, an informational meeting on Great Lakes water…

October 2019 Water Level Update

The water levels on all the Great Lakes remain high, with every lake above its long-term average monthly mean. Lake Superior is within one inch of its highest monthly mean recorded for October. Lakes Erie,…