NOAA scientists to brief media on the Great Lakes low water situation

April 18, 2013

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Water levels are at or near record lows on three of the five Great Lakes (Superior, Michigan, and Huron). With the Soo Locks re-open to shipping, recreational activities underway, and beach season around the corner, the many users of North America’s largest freshwater resource will continue to face  numerous challenges associated with below-average water levels as we enter warmer months.

NOAA will hold a science briefing for members of the media on Tuesday, April 23, to discuss the current low water level situation. Two leading NOAA scientists will place today’s water levels into historical perspective (year-to-year and lake-by-lake), elaborate on the challenges Lake users face, and showcase the latest high-tech NOAA observation tools available to resource managers, shippers, boaters, researchers and the public.


NOAA science briefing for the media on Great Lakes water levels


Tuesday, April 23, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. ET




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