Like Tree0Likes

Great Lakes Water Levels???

Reply
Old 05-13-2003, 07:17 PM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Harrison Twp, MI
My Boats: 1995 34 Powerquest
Posts: 87
Default Great Lakes Water Levels???

Most of us GL boaters have read that the lakes are 10-12 inches down from last year.

I recently heard that the outflow of Superior is going to be increased to raise the lower lakes upwards of a foot.

Does anyone else have information on this? I get the Army Corps Report but I don't recall this discussed.

I know....just keep it up on plane and no problems....but I am on a canal with a boat lift and right now only if the wind blows right can I float it off.

Thanks.

Jeff
JeffGrice is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2003, 07:29 PM
  #2
Charter Member #1055/Moderator
Charter Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
GO4BROKE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: CNY
My Boats: Sonic 386
Posts: 4,579
Default

I'm on lake Ontario, the water is about a foot below where it was this time last year. I put in my dock 2 weeks ago, since then the water has risen about 6".
__________________
[img][/img]
GO4BROKE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2003, 03:19 PM
  #3
Registered
 
EX20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Milwaukee, WI
My Boats: 2000 Wellcraft Excalibur
Posts: 123
Default

From what I've been told Lake Michigan is down 8 inches from last year. I would also like to know if opening up Superior might be true.
EX20 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2003, 03:24 PM
  #4
Registered
 
EX20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Milwaukee, WI
My Boats: 2000 Wellcraft Excalibur
Posts: 123
Default

Just found this

http://www.lre.usace.army.mil/Storag...ewsrel/may.pdf


http://www.lre.usace.army.mil/Storag.../update150.pdf

Last edited by EX20; 05-14-2003 at 04:37 PM.
EX20 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2003, 04:34 PM
  #5
Registered
 
MitchStellin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Grand Haven, MI USA
My Boats: Zodiac RIB
Posts: 3,124
Default

I was out the other day and I hit bottom in places that were plenty deep last year. The heavy rain we have had (upwards of 5 inches) lately has helped but not enough. I drive by the lake every day and it looks horrible. There are pilings and docks that have been submerged for years that are showing, and the boat ramps are again too shallow. When I launch i have to push the boat past the dock to free it from the trailer and then go to another slip to dock it or i cannot get the trailer out. I see it down 3 feet from a few years ago.
MitchStellin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2003, 06:28 PM
  #6
Gone Fishin'
Charter Member
 
Waterfoul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Grand Rapids/Holland/Grand Haven
My Boats: 1988 Tracker Pro 17, 40 hp Mariner.....1972 Glastron GT 140, Merc 50 power!!!
Posts: 7,408
Default

Mitch, are you saying the DNR ramp is not good for a deep v boat then?? Or did you use Dutton? Elaborate!! Our first SEA 100 run is next tuesday!!!!

Mike
__________________
[b]M Go Blue.......Gator boots, gator luggage, gator purses... all at cut rate deals!!!!
Waterfoul is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2003, 07:06 PM
  #7
Charter Member #655
Charter Member
 
dyno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Holland, Michigan
My Boats: 1993 Sonic 31ss
Posts: 4,939
Default

Dave and Mark have both used the DNR launch this year with out any problems.
__________________
If your boat has a sail do you ride a horse to the ramp?
dyno is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Scarab28
General Boating Discussion
25
05-16-2006 11:39 AM
dockrocker
General Boating Discussion
9
01-24-2005 03:27 PM
fred
General Boating Discussion
14
01-02-2003 04:23 PM
Intolerant1
General Boating Discussion
9
02-21-2002 07:34 PM
boathead
General Boating Discussion
10
01-19-2002 07:09 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:38 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.