Water in Great Lakes lower in 2020, but expect to remain high
All five of the Great Lakes closed out 2020, lower than they were a year ago, but the upper lakes are projected to remain high in the new year.
Since peaking in July, water levels in Lakes Michigan and Huron have dropped about a foot.
But the lakes are still 31 inches above average. Meanwhile Lake Superior is nine inches higher than normal.
Deanna Apps is a scientist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Detroit.
Heading into 2021, she says it looks like they’ll remain below record levels but…
“There is potential to see near-to-above record-high water levels come Spring and early Summer.”
The Army Corps says Lakes Michigan and Huron are expected to drop another 3 inches, before starting to rise in March.