- By Will Craig –
After breaking monthly records for the past eight months, September lake levels fell below the 1986 record for that month. Lake Michigan is still high but is inching back to normal (see chart).
Lake levels typically drop during the autumn months, but not as much as they did this year. On average, levels drop two inches from August to September. This year they dropped three inches. That may not sound like much, but it’s an indication that the 2020 surge in lake levels is abating.
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