Actually , we are not the much lower than the average (black line) for this time of year, so dont go spending your money just yet on them thar wadders.
It'll be interesting to see where we are come the end of Feb. when we should be on the uprise portion of it. Perhaps then we can start panicing or breathing easy.
QUOTE(motorcitymuskie @ Feb 7 2003, 12:00 PM)there is a link on the rocketmans page for water levels on lake st.clair check it out here. http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/data/now/wlevels/stc_lvl.gif
hope this helps
On this particular chart, does any one know what years are shown for the record high and low figures? Might be helpful in see where inthe cycle we fall.
The superior watershed has alot to do with the water levels of StClair. The snowpack is important also. Go to www.cabincam.net/NetCam.html for a current snow depth guage in Paradise, Mi in the UP. Looks like about 3 1/2 feet so far. Good question H2O.
I just heard a report by the corp of engineer's the levels will be as much as 8 inches lower than last year.That may put some ramps out of business.Mitchels bay & st lukes will be impassable.Three years ago I used to get all kinds of largemouths in tight to the shorline now you can't get within 200 yards,it's mud.I know the marshes at Longpoint don't exist anymore.
The reports I have read state it MAY be lower. Right now they are trying to get funding for Outflow Research of the only majors dams (Superior and Niagra) on the system to help control the levels. This will help the water levels tremendously if we can get Niagra to hold on to more and Superior to release more.
There is alot of information out on the net, or at a minimum sign up for the monthly newsletter from the Army Corps of Engineers when you are at the Cobo Boatshow. I did it a few years ago and I get a monthly report on the very subject.
BTW did you know that Erie was almost normal last year?