LAKE HURON— Despite the lack of rainfall and high heat experienced in the month of July, Lake Huron water levels were actually up by one centimetre at the end of the month over the July 1 measurement.
The July lake-wide average was 176.73 metres, still above the 1918-2014 long-term average of 176.57 and not far off the July 1986 record high average of 177.39 metres. The July average for 2014 was 176.46 metres. In a previous interview with this newspaper, Environment Canada explained that, should the lake experience dry conditions this summer, it would still see above average numbers, which it has.
It is this time of year that the lake typically begins its annual seasonal decline, which did not occur last year due to a wet summer and fall.