Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Great Lakes water
levels rebounded sharply last year after a prolonged low period dating
from the late 1990s.
A report issued
Tuesday says Lake Superior rose early two feet, almost twice as much
ground as it usually gains during its seasonal rise. The biggest of the
lakes exceeded its average net water supply for eight straight months.
and Huron rose 20 inches, which also was nearly double their average
seasonal rise. It was a strong comeback from January of 2013, when those
lakes hit their lowest level ever recorded.
heavy evaporation caused by the milder climate and occasional dry spells
caused the lengthy decline. Heavy snowfall the past two winters and a wet
spring helped the lakes recover.