Climate, Weather and Great Lakes Water Levels
Water Quality and Coastal Communities Outreach Specialist,
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
The why and how…
Great Lakes water levels are often misunderstood. Not coincidentally, many questions around lake levels are often closely related to the impacts they have on coastal communities.
After a record low period of 15 years followed by the fastest rise in recorded history (and now on the cusp of record high water levels) there are many questions currently surrounding the mystery of Great Lakes water levels.
In this presentation, you will learn about the drivers of lake level changes, how the lake level got to where they are today and future projections. We will also explore how climate change is impacting the region and what this could mean for Great Lakes water levels.
Based in Green Bay, Julia Noordyk is Sea Grant’s Water Quality and Coastal Communities Outreach Specialist. Among other projects, she has worked on the “Tackling Barriers to Green Infrastructure” workbook and provides guidance to communities on these matters.