Great Lakes Showing Higher Water Levels Than Usual

Mar 14, 2018

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, all of the Great Lakes are showing higher water levels than usual.

Army Corps scientists said the lakes are filled with more water than they were at this same time last year. Chief of Watershed Hydrology Keith Kompoltowicz said the last few seasons have been wetter than usual. He says the lack of a dry season... in addition to recent flooding... has led to more water in the Great Lakes.


“More recently we’ve seen some very wet conditions in the Great Lakes. Just a few weeks ago with the flooding rains and that hit portions of lower Michigan… Northern Indiana,” said Kompoltowicz. “The ground’s very wet. We have a lot of runoff going into the lakes.”


Kompoltowicz said if the rainy weather continues over the next few months, Lake Superior’s water levels could surpass its 1986 record high.