First forecast for the boating season: Lower lake levels
Jim Lynch / The Detroit News
Detroit - Great Lakes water levels are expected to be lower than in either of the last two years in June, according to the first projections for the summer boating season. The relative health of the lakes in terms of water levels is determined by the amount of rain and snow that accumulate over the prior months. This week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is predicting that each of the Great Lakes, as well as Lake St. Clair, will be below their historical averages once June rolls around if conditions continue as they have.