Lake Michigan water levels

6:41 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Lower water levels prompts call for re-evaluation of Lake Michigan water diversion

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Rep. Candice Miller has asked Governor Snyder to reconsider agreement that diverts water from Lake Michigan to Mississippi River
Washington D.C. - Even flood-causing April rains in west Michigan and heavy snow in the Upper Peninsula won't be enough to overcome record-low water levels in lakes Michigan and Huron that have led to emergency dredging and plenty of worry.
1:48 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Record rainfall means increase in Lake Michigan water levels, but how much is unknown

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Lake Michigan is in 14th year of below record levels
The record-setting rainfall is making its way into Lake Michigan and will give a bump to the water levels this spring - there's no doubt about that. Whether it has a long-term effect on the low levels or is just a drop in the Great Lakes bucket, that is still clear as mud.
8:42 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Lake levels up slightly in February, but still below average

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Increase due to above average precipitation. But small increase doesn't diminish need for dredging harbors
Above average precipitation in February helped boost the water level of Lakes Michigan and Huron, according to the latest numbers released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. February's water level was 576.15 feet, an increase of 2 inches from January's all-time record low, according to the Corps.
11:40 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Lakes Michigan and Huron set record-low for water levels

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' measurements find record low levels in January
The water levels of Lake Michigan/Huron set a record for the lowest mean average for any month in history. The two-lake system has been flirting with record lows in recent months and, despite what may have seemed like a wintry, wet January, the month is ending in territory not seen before.
11:02 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Low water levels raise concerns ahead of boating season

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Officials say planned dredging will improve the situation, but more precipitation would help more.
ST. JOSEPH - This year's recreational boating season could be disappointing without a rise in the water level on the St. Joseph River.