Water levels naturally fluctuate yearly based on seasonal cycles, however, in recent decades, experts have observed more dynamic changes including historic lows record-breaking rises. Models predict that climate change will cause a slow increase in average water levels over the coming decades with increasingly unpredictable short term highs and lows caused by more extreme storms and other weather events.
Although complex relationships between various environmental factors make it difficult to predict water levels accurately beyond six months, there are eight major factors at play that can be studies and analyzed when it comes to understanding water levels.
Extreme Water Levels: Impacts and Strategies Webinar Series is a collection of webinars aimed at answering questions, providing strategies for adaptation, and raising awareness about practical concerns regarding water levels on Georgian Bay.
With the knowledge that water levels will continue to fluctuate more frequently and within a larger range than ever before, understanding the effects of extreme water levels and being prepared for the worst are necessary for those living in coastal areas.
One way to affect change is to write to local politicians.
Letting the decision-makers know what matters to you, and voting accordingly is key to addressing the environmental issues we face today.
Tracking Water Levels
The USACE weekly Georgian Bay (Lake Michigan-Huron) water levels: click here.
The USACE monthly Georgian Bay (Lake Michigan-Huron) water levels: click here.
Level News: monitoring Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River water levels,
from the Government of Canada. Click here.
The 12 month outlook summary for the Great Lakes in English units.