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Lake Huron sets another high water mark in March

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Lakes Huron, Michigan and Erie set new monthly mean water level records in March, eclipsing previous highs set in 1986.

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, all of the lakes are now in their period of seasonal rise and will continue to rise toward their peaks, which are projected to occur in late spring or summer.

Water levels are also expected to continue to be near or above record high water levels in the coming months.

The water level of Lakes Huron and Michigan was 581.51 feet on March 31, more than a foot above the 2019 average.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges those impacted by high water levels in 2019 to prepare for similar or higher levels in 2020. The most recent six-month forecast of Great Lakes water levels shows levels could peak very near last year’s record levels.