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Lake Huron remains above long term average in early 2017
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:55:35 EST
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According to preliminary estimates, precipitation in the month of January was close to average for the Great Lakes basin according to the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers - Detroit District office. Lake Erie received the most precipitation with 135% of average precipitation. The rest of the basin experienced close to average precipitation in the month of January. All of the lakes experienced above average water supplies and outflows for the month of January likely due to snowmelt during the warmer than normal conditions that persisted for about two weeks. The lakes are in their seasonal decline, with Lake huron down about 2 inches for the month of January. Lake Huron was 4 inches below its level from this time last year. A chart on projected lake levels for the coming months can be found in the picture to the right.