Northern Michigan Event: Access official updates on water levels in the Great Lakes. Experts representing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as well as Environment Canada will be available to discuss the issue via teleconference at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2012.
Lake Michigan-Huron is within inches of reaching the lowest water level in nearly 50 years. Due to their union at the Straits of Mackinac, the lakes are treated as one for forecasting purposes. Corps and Environment Canada experts forecast that if current trends continue, Lake Michigan-Huron could hit historic lows in late fall 2012 and early 2013. Water levels on the other Great Lakes are also lower than average, but not expected to reach historic lows through early 2013.
To participate in the teleconference please call (888) 622-5357 and enter passcode: 257602. One hundred lines will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are unable to attend or gain access, please contact the Detroit District Public Affairs Office at (888) 694-8313, as an additional event may be later scheduled.