There’s no relief in sight for those battling high Great Lakes water levels.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports that lake levels are higher at the beginning of 2020 than they were at the start of 2019.
Record and near-record levels last year caused significant beach erosion, and millions of dollars in damage to lakeside homes and infrastructure.
The latest figures from the Corps show Lake Superior at an all-time January high – one inch above the previous record set in 1986, and three inches above last January’s level.
Lakes Michigan and Huron are three inches above their previous all-time highs, and 17 inches above last January’s levels.
All the lakes are expected to drop a bit over the next few weeks because of normal seasonal fluctuations, but the Corps expects them to rebound strongly in the spring.
See their full report here.