Water levels rise again on Lake Michigan

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St. Joseph South Pier. Photo by ABC 57.

For the second time this season, there’s been a noticable rise in the water level of Lake Michigan.

The latest information from the US Army Corps of Engineers suggests that the water level has gone up again.

Tyler Sebree at ABC 57 reports the rise from June 21 to June 28 wasn’t extreme, but it wasn’t something the lake needed. The water is high enough that a number of piers and jetties are submerged with little or no wave action or wind.

The forecast level on June 28 was 581.96 feet, about an inch higher than the week before.

Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are two inches higher than the highest monthly record of average for June, which will also have greater erosion impacts.

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