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Great Lakes water levels may start going down

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Water levels on the Great Lakes have broken high-water records in recent months. 

But  four of the five lakes now appear to be on the decline.

With the exception of Lake Superior each of the Great Lakes have likely reached their peak water levels for the year.

That’s according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Detroit.

Lakes Michigan and Huron set a new monthly high-water record for July at about 34 inches above average.

That continues a trend for those two lakes which have broken high water marks every month this year.

Mark Breederland is a field instructor with Michigan State University.

“Looks like they peaked for Michigan and Huron and will very slowly go down with the fall seasonal decline, but we are definitely at extreme high water,” said Breederland

With the fall storm season approaching the U.S. Army Corps says those living on the Great Lakes should brace for shoreline flooding and erosion over the next few months.