DETROIT (WOOD) — Heavy rains continue to push Lake Michigan to record levels and forecasters believe it will continue to rise in the coming weeks.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ weekly report released Friday shows Lake Michigan is 5 inches above the high water record for the month of June, set in 1986.
The lake is now just 1.3 inches below the highest level ever recorded on Lake Michigan, which was set in October 1986.
Lake Michigan is up 4 inches in the past month and 6 inches since June 2019. The level is now 35 inches above the long-term average for June.
Army Corps forecasters predict the lake will rise another inch over the next month.
Here’s a look at the other Great Lakes:
- Lake Superior is 6 inches below the June record (2019).
- Lake Erie is 2 inches below the June record (2019).
- Lake Ontario is 23 inches below the June record (2019).
Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are treated as one lake by the Army Corps.