Dramatic dip for Lake Huron water levels

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LAKE HURON—Lake levels in the Great Lakes have dropped substantially for the second straight year.

On April 1, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released its weekly water level data for all five Great Lakes, as well as for Lake St. Clair.

USACE reports that Lakes Michigan and Huron saw a decline of 15 inches in water levels in the past year, with Lake Superior falling about 11 inches. The previous year saw a reduction of approximately 11 inches in Lakes Michigan and Huron and around eight inches on Lake Superior.

The record high lake level, in April, in Lakes Michigan and Huron was set back in 2020. As of April 1, 2022, the lakes are 29 inches lower than that high-water mark. Currently, drought conditions have developed across much of the Lake Superior and Lake Michigan regions due to the lack of moisture.