Water Levels

great lakes water levels could increase on average from 19 to 44 centimeters in the next few decades study says

Great Lakes water levels could increase on average from 19 to 44 centimeters in the next few decades, study says

Great Lakes water levels could increase on average from 19 to 44 centimeters in the next few decades, study says

New research into Great Lakes water levels looks farther into the future to predict how much climate change will increase lake levels in four of the five Great Lakes.

The predictions for the levels between now and 2050 show average increases from 2010-2019 levels of Lake Superior rising 19 centimeters (7.5 inches), Lake Erie 28 centimeters (11 inches) and lakes Michigan and Huron by 44 centimeters (17.3 inches).

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

the water always wins calls to protect shorelines as volatile lake michigan inflicts heavy toll

‘The water always wins’: Calls to protect shorelines as volatile Lake Michigan inflicts heavy toll

‘The water always wins’: Calls to protect shorelines as volatile Lake Michigan inflicts heavy toll

This article, first posted here, was republished with permission from Wisconsin Watch.

By Mario Koran, Wisconsin Watch

Mike Kahr, an engineer and owner of Death’s Door Marine, has watched Lake Michigan’s water levels fluctuate during his 40-plus year career. But even the veteran engineer hasn’t seen the lake’s water levels swing from low to high quite this rapidly.

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Renowned scientist visits St. Lawrence River, warns that climate change is driving extreme water levels

The St. Lawrence River community of Clayton, New York was visited on September 9 by University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability Associate Professor Dr. Andrew Gronewold. Dr. Gronewold visited the North Country to lead a discussion on findings from his research on water levels in the Great Lakes. Read and hear the full…

Planning workshop set for Lake Ontario shoreline communities

Residents, property owners, business owners, and all other interested parties are invited to join a virtual public workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, that will focus on ways Lake Ontario shoreline communities in New York’s Cayuga and Oswego counties can work toward resilient approaches to shoreline management, land use, and development in…

Coastal Concerns: Communities lack skilled staff and funding to tackle erosion and flooding

Erosion, flooding and high water levels are some of the most concerning issues across the Great Lakes region, according to a recent survey.

But communities lack the funding, knowledgeable staff and support from government agencies to face these issues.

Water levels in the Great Lakes basin change naturally with recurring high and low water levels.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

Regulation not the answer for low water levels, IJC tells council

Members of the International Joint Commission (IJC) and International Lake Superior Board of Control (ILSBC) appeared before the Tiny Township, Ontario council to give a presentation on Georgian Bay and Upper Great Lakes water levels at a recent committee of the whole meeting. Read and listen to the full story by Midland Today. Read the…

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