Jobbie Nooner 2017 is going to be a little chilly and wet. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the water levels are still up from last year. Here is the latest.
The water level of Lake Michigan/Huron is now 13″ above the May average water level. The level is up 5″ in the last month and is unchanged from the level one year ago.
Lake Superior is also up 5″ in the last month. Superior is 2″ higher than one year ago and 7″ above the historic average for May.
Lake Erie is up 6″ in the last month, up 6″ in the last year and is now 20″ above the May average level.
Lake Ontario is at an all-time record high level.
Lake St. Clair is up 6″ in the last month, up 3″ in the last year and is now 19″ above the May average level.
Above average precipitation and to a lesser extent, below average evaporation, have contributed to the high water levels. All the rivers that connect the Great Lakes have above average flow.
The St. Clair River at Port Huron has a flow of 217,000 compared to an average flow of 177,000 cfs.