In the past couple months water levels in Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes have been rising. The National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration website charts lake levels and records that information daily.
It is great for our ecosystem that water levels are rising but we must put this information in context. Lake levels fluctuate two or three feet naturally over the course of 20 years. Weather patterns and natural cycles of the earth contribute to this change. Though the lake levels are rising right now we still need to be aware of the stresses that climate change may play on our water supply in the future. We still need to make smart water choices in our homes even though it looks like we are awash in water right now.
--Posted by Kurt, fishes