Water levels are likely down about 17 inches

March 28, 2022

You may have a surprise when you first visit your cottage this spring. Our local contractors say that water levels fell throughout the fall and winter. And the Georgian Bay Association confirms this trend. 

Their latest report (Mar. 20) says Lake Huron is down 17 inches from this time last year.

Water levels fluctuate seasonally. Spring is the low point of the year and levels will likely rise a few inches from April to August. But right now, the Lake Huron levels are tracking just slightly above the long-term average. Expect that when you go north again, your dock and shoreline will look … around normal! Not as swamped as we were 2–3 years ago, but also not as low as we were 5–10 years ago.

You can always check water levels yourself at this GBA web page. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the current report.