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Great Lakes Water Levels Set New Record

Great Lakes water levels continue to break records, and not in a good way.

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District has reported that Lakes Michigan and Huron, have set new, monthly mean water level records for April 2020.

The last time water levels were this high, was back in the mid-80’s.

Currently, all Great Lakes are either experiencing seasonal rise, or are reaching their peak, as we go into the late Spring and Summer.

Despite heavy rainfall, towards the end of the month, April was quite dry for the Great Lakes region.

In the next few months, the Great Lakes, minus Ontario, are expected to reach record high water levels, with erosion and flooding continuing where water levels remain high.

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is urging residents who were impacted by high water levels last year, to prepare for more of the same, over the coming months.

They have also encouraged any community or homeowner needing help, to reach out their local emergency manager, so they can lend a hand. 

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