The following is an excerpt from National Geographic.
Much-needed rain in the Great Lakes basin helped water levels recover somewhat this summer. Higher than average precipitation throughout most of the region in July left Lakes Erie and Ontario with above average water levels for this time of year, according to the most recent monthly water level report by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Detroit District Office.
Despite the rain, the other three Great Lakes remain below their long-term averages. Lakes Michigan and Huron, the hardest hit by extreme low water levels this past year, received the least rain last month and remain 19 inches below their long-term average.
All of the lakes are now leveling off and beginning their normal seasonal decline through late fall and early winter. USACE forecasts Lakes Michigan and Huron to remain lower than normal for the next six months.
The extreme low levels earlier this year left many asking, “Where did the water go?”
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