Record high levels expected for Great Lakes, Army Corps of Engineers says

Posted at 1:18 PM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 14:18:10-04

DETROIT — Record high water levels are forecasted on several of the Great Lakes over the next six months, the Detroit District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says in a news release.

The Army Corps of Engineers says "very high" water levels are expected for Lakes Michigan, Huron and Ontario. Water levels on Lakes Superior, St. Clair and Erie are all expected to break records set in the early 1950s and middle 1980s.

The chief of watershed hydrology with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District says several months of wet weather, including a significant snowpack across the northern Great Lakes basin and recent heavy rain, have pushed the water levels higher than originally forecasted.

The Great Lakes region will continue to see the threat of coastal flooding and shoreline erosion, especially during storm events, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says.

To find the Monthly Bulletin of Water Levels for the Great Lakes visit here.