Great Lakes Water Levels Increasing

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Great Lakes water levels are up sharply this year thanks to heavy rain and snow, but scientists say that doesn’t signal an end to low water levels that have plagued the system since the late 1990’s.

Earlier this year Lakes Huron and Michigan were at their lowest point since record-keeping began in 1918. Those lakes, however, are nearly a foot higher now than they were last November.

Still, experts think water levels will remain below average into next spring.

The US Army Corps of Engineers told the Detroit Free Press that the below average levels will continue to affect Great Lakes Shipping, shoreline property owners, marina owners and recreational boaters.


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