After a year that has seen Lake Michigan water levels setting record highs, property owners and cities along the lakeshore are finally getting some good news – the lake’s water levels are finally on the decline.

The U-S Army Corps of Engineers reports monthly mean water level records were set in each of the first eight months of 2020. That has caused some big erosion problems. The recent change has seen water levels drop by two inches over the last month. November was four inches lower than the same month last year. The Corps is projecting a drop of another four inches between now and May, but a snowy winter or a rainy spring could change that.

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