Lake St. Clair, home to
the Muscamoot Bay Raft
Off, is at near historic
low water levels.
For the Great Lakes, check out NOAA’s
Interactive Great Lakes Water Level
Dashboard and the Army Corps of Engineers
Great Lakes Weekly Water Level Update. For
other inland lakes, search by the name of
the lake and “water level” online.
to normal. Over the past few years, almost
all of the factors in this equation have led
to lower water levels on most inland lakes
across the country.
On the inflow side, the first and most
important ingredient is precipitation — rain,
snow, sleet, hail — and there has been
precious little of that in many parts of the
country for more than two years. Both win-
ter and summer precipitation levels were far
below average for all of 2012. Last summer,
according to the July 19, 2012 edition of the
U.S. Drought Monitor, more than two-thirds
of the lower 48 states were experiencing
moderate to exceptional drought conditions,
a record high for the 12-year history of
Drought Monitor data. In Texas and other
hard-hit areas, the drought has continued
into 2013. Though this dry spell has not
lasted as long as other major droughts such
as the Dust Bowl in the 1930s, it is still
ranked by the National Climatic Data Center
as one of the top 10 most severe droughts in
U.S. history in terms of extent and intensity.
The lack of precipitation reduces inflow into
any lake across the board because it also
decreases runoff and inflow from other bod-
ies of water.
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