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Lake Superior

184.0
183.8
183.6
183.4
183.2
183.0
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182.6

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feet

582.5
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577.2
576.2
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Lake St. Clair

176.0
175.8
175.6
175.4
175.2
175.0
174.8
174.6
174.4
174.2
174.0
173.8

574.6
573.6
572.6
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Lake Michigan-Huron

177.6
177 4
177.4
177.2
177.0
176.8
176.6
176.4
176.2
176.0
175.8
175.6
175.4

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meters

feet

602.1

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Lake Erie

175.2
175.0
174.8
174.6
174.4
174.2
174.0
173.8
173.6
173.4
173.2
173.0

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75.8
75.6
75.4
75.2
75.0
74.8
74.6
74.4
74.2
74.0
73.8
73.6

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Lake Ontario

248.5
247.5
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Monthly Mean Level


Long Term Annual Average

244.5
243.5
242.5
241.5

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The monthly average levels are based on a network of water level gages located around the lakes.
Elevations are referenced to the International Great Lakes Datum (1985).

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Note: Gibraltar's first recorded flood occurred in 1952, and its second flood took place in 1972 - 1973, when floodwaters reached the
highest elevation since record keeping began in 1918. The Corps of Engineers built berms along the city's waterfront after the second
flooding - but the berms were not properly maintained, and in 1985 the water level rose again, flooding Gibraltar for a third time. The city
decided to take action, and oversaw the construction of berms to prevent future flooding. Perhaps more importantly, the city mandated
ongoing maintenance of the berms, and has since enforced that mandate. Those measures paid off in 1987 and again in 1997 when the
berms successfully controlled floodwater at elevations exceeding those of any previously recorded flood event.
Please click on each of the yellow notes above for further information.

2010

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Great Lakes Water Levels (1918-2010)