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Lake Huron water level sets August record

Submitted by on September 15, 2020 – 12:50 amNo Comment

Soggy conditions around Michigan last month, helped set another water level record on Lakes Huron and Michigan.

The average depth of Lake Huron was 582.2 feet in August, breaking the previous high mark of 581.99 feet from August of 1986.

Lake levels are expected to make seasonal declines in the coming months, however the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning costal residents that some of the strongest Great Lakes storms occur during fall and early winter.

“Even though lake levels are declining, this active weather can potentially bring tremendous impacts to coastlines, including erosion and coastal flooding,” said John Allis of the Detroit District Great Lakes Hydraulics and Hydrology Office. “The Corps of Engineers urges anyone impacted by high water levels last fall to prepare for similar or worse impacts in the coming months.”

The all-time high water level mark for lakes Huron and Michigan is 582.35 feet from October 1986.