Great Lakes water levels set record highs in June

Posted at 11:38 AM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 05:52:34-04

(WXYZ) — New record-high water levels were set on Lake Superior, Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario in June, said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The new record June levels are between three and four inches higher than the previous records for the month, which were set in 1986.

“With another wet month across the Great Lakes basin, water levels continued to rise in June and have reached some of the highest levels in our recorded history, which dates back to 1918,” said Keith Kompoltowicz, chief of Watershed Hydrology, Detroit District, in a release.

June was the third consecutive month with above average precipitation across the Great Lake basin as a whole.

According to a release, the Great Lakes region will continue to see the threat of coastal flooding and shoreline erosion, especially during storm events.