Great Lakes water levels

6:33 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Lake Michigan Water Levels Continue to Rise

Heavy winter snows and spring rain have helped bring lake back near historical average
Lake Michigan water levels continue to rise, with May's level coming up a foot above last year. The outlook through October puts the lake at or near its historical average for the first time in years.The level for May is 578.30 feet above sea level, more than a half-foot - 0.68 foot - above the April level.
5:07 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Great Lakes Water Levels Rise as Snow Melts

Lakes are at or nearing their long-term averages
Great Lakes water levels are definitely rising due to the ample snow melt in the last two months. The top pictures were taken at a location where it is easy to see the change. The shoreline at the Old Mission Peninsula Lighthouse in Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan drops off very slowly.
11:22 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Winter Snow Storm Likely to Boost Great Lakes Water Levels, but Worries Remain

Forecast shows second year of improving lake levels after hitting record lows on Lakes Michigan and Huron last year
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' six-month forecast for the lakes, released today, has good news for marinas, beach-goers and the shipping industry: The unusually deep, unusually water-heavy snow-pack melting and feeding the lakes is expected to help them continue to rebound from years of record-low water.
7:22 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Dredging Scheduled for Saint Joseph Harbor

Commercial shipping on the harbor has been hampered in recent years
ST. JOSEPH - The Army Corps of Engineers' allocation of $1.5 million to dredge the St. Joseph River Harbor this year should mean smooth sailing for commercial shippers, officials said.
8:20 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

Congressional effort to get more money for Great Lakes dredging

Differences have to be worked out between House and Senate versions
Washington U.S. Rep. Candice Miller is championing the Great Lakes as the lone Michigan representative among a group of bipartisan lawmakers seeking compromise on critical legislation that would authorize long overdue dredging and harbor projects. Miller, R-Harrison Township, co-sponsored the House version of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act that passed in October with wide bipartisan support in a 417-3 vote.