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Depth of Lake St. Clair? Water level

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  Posted 05 April 2009 - 11:33 AM

WHat is the depth of lake st clair in different areas? I am new to this area, and wonder if anyone can give me some info? Thanks,


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Posted 05 April 2009 - 12:22 PM

Here is the latest info from the USCG Local Notice to Mariners.

GREAT LAKES - Great Lakes Water Levels

The expected water levels on the Great Lakes for April 5, 2009. Connecting Channels and the St. Lawrence River, given in inches above (+) or below (-) Low Water Datum (LWD). LWD is a plane of reference used on a navigation chart. It is also known as chart Datum.

Great Lakes:
Lake Ontario +32, Lake Erie +36, Lake St. Clair +31, Lake Michigan-Huron +6, Lake Superior -3.

St Lawrence River:
Above Long Sault Dam +45, Above Iroquois Dam +35, Ogdensburg +38, Alexandria Bay +33, Head of River at Cape Vincent +32.

Detroit River:
Lake Erie at Pelee Passage +36, Mouth of River at Gibraltar +34, Head of River above Belle Isle +31.

St. Clair River:
Mouth of River at St. Clair Flats +31, Algonac +26, St. Clair +17, Blue Water Bridge +11, Head of River at Fort Gratiot +6, Lake Huron Approach Channel +6.

St. Marys River:
Mouth of River at Detour +6, West and Middle Neebish +7, Head of Little Rapids +5, U.S. Slip +4, Above Locks +0, Head of River at Point Iroquois -3.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 12:30 PM

go to the LSSN home page and click on the lake st. clair chart listed under the Charts tab. That'll get you going.
Then stop by a marine store and buy the same chart for 20 bucks or so.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:53 PM

Its as shallow as 2 feet in some spots and nearly 20 in others, but you really need a chart due to shallows popping up all over the place. Be careful and be safe! And get a good GPS, hand held can be fine just make sure you know where you are at all times out there.

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