Attached below are this week’s water level summaries from the US Army Corps of Engineers. Their full report can be found at http://www.lre.usace.army.mil/Missions/GreatLakesInformation/GreatLakesWaterLevels/WaterLevelForecast/WeeklyGreatLakesWaterLevels.aspx
As reported by the US Army Corps, all of the Great Lakes have received above average precipitation so far for the month of October. The increased precipitation may offset some of the increased evaporation which occurs at this time of the year as the cold, dry air moves across the warm surfaces of the lakes. Thanks to this water levels in Lakes Michigan-Huron (of which Georgian Bay is part) are considerably higher this year compared with last year. Levels in Michigan-Huron are 9 inches ahead of this date last year.
However, Michigan-Huron levels continue to underperform the other lakes based on long term averages and are 17 inches below its long term average.
GBA will continue to press for action to address what is clearly a Middle Lakes challenge.