PARRY SOUND, ON- Expect Georgian Bay to drop slightly next month.
According to reports from the Georgian Bay Association, an advocacy group for cottager associations around the bay’s coastline, above average precipitation has been contributing to substantially high lake levels this summer.
Their latest report for the end of July states that rain last week and in this coming week is expected to bring in substantial levels of rainfall for the entire Great Lakes basin, particularly in Lakes Superior and Michigan-Huron.
The current water level since last month, according to the report, is unchanged for Michigan-Huron and Superior, with Superior at 603 feet and Michigan-Huron at 583 feet.
Michigan-Huron is up 15 inches from June 26th, 2018.
However, Michigan-Huron is expected to drop down by an inch in August, while Superior should stay near its current level. St. Clair, Erie and Ontario are expected to be four, six, and 10 inches less than their current levels.
“High water levels and potentially record high water levels are expected to persist for at least the next six months,” read the group’s report.
“Flood prone areas are expected to remain vulnerable.”