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After setting another record in July, Lake Huron water level expected to slowly drop

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Lakes Huron and Michigan set another monthly mean high water level record in July but experts believe levels will begin to drop in the coming months.

The mean water level of the lakes was 582.2 feet last month, up slightly from June’s level of 581.93 feet and above the long-term average of 579.36 feet.

The previous record for July was 581.99 feet set in 1986.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is predicting levels on all the Great Lakes, with the exception of Lake Superior, have now likely reached their peak water levels for the year and will begin to decline.

The Corps says that while levels will slowly start to drop, it is likely lakes Huron and Michigan will set another record high monthly mean water level in August before dropping below record highs in September.

The Corps also says water levels remain very high and warn coastal residents and others impacted by high water levels last year to prepare for similar or worse conditions over the next few months as the active fall storm season approaches.