The water levels on all the Great Lakes have finally dipped below their monthly records as of January 22, 2021. Lake Michigan is now 4 inches below the highest recorded monthly average in January previously set in 1987. Additionally, the basin is 8 inches below mean water levels from a year ago. From this point and through the winter, water levels are expected to continue their seasonal decline. It is predicted that Lake Michigan-Huron will fall about 1 inch by next month.
Here are five things to know about water levels on Lake Michigan for January 2021.