Great Lakes water levels

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Re: Great Lakes water levels

Post by captainmaniac » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:46 pm

Big D wrote:Getting all kinds of really bad impacts. There's a big false sense of security because of the high water levels. I guess most folks think since the levels are so high, they won't hit anything. The problem is the structures that were clearly visible above water that are now below water and not marked are being hit at cruising speed. Be careful out there.
Let alone all the extra shore-based debris that has been picked up and is now floating around, out there, somewhere....

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Re: Great Lakes water levels

Post by Flyboy » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:39 pm

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Re: Great Lakes water levels

Post by captainmaniac » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:48 pm

Perhaps a bit out of context for the thread, but perhaps not... water levels are more 'normal' now, in that they have dropped about 2' from the highs. Only took all season... my haul out is booked for just over 3 weeks from now!

But just to show how crazy weather is this year -- great lakes levels higher than ever, ultra-scary hurricane season happening right now, throw in a few earthquakes recently just for fun -- and THIS WEEKEND, the FIRST WEEKEND OF AUTUMN, IN CANADA, we are at 90F during the day in south central Ontario!!! With humidex we are at 105F. We have a HEAT WARNING in effect!

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Re: Great Lakes water levels

Post by Big D » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:10 am

Summer finally showed up! Let the season begin :wink:

Water level in Lake Simcoe is too low now IMO. Don't know how you go from too much to not enough in one season. I guess they have to get it to a certain level to account for Spring runoff next year but still frustrating. It would be great if getting it to that level could be accomplished only after boating season is over.
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Re: Great Lakes water levels

Post by bjanakos » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:05 pm

It will go back down again. I remember Lake Michigan being up like that after a few mild winters and everyone was blaming global warming and environmental disasters. Then it dropped 8 feet and everyone was blaming global warming and environmental disasters. Then it came back up to normal levels and everyone was blaming global warming and environmental disasters.

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