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Great Lakes levels expected to decline

DETROIT — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials forecast Great Lakes water levels to continue seasonal water level decline in the coming months.

Detroit District Watershed Hydrology Section Chief Keith Kompoltowicz and Watershed Hydrology Section Physical Scientist and lead water level forecaster Dee Apps discussed fall and winter’s water levels outlook. The outlook is based on the latest six-month water level forecast.

“During the fall and early winter, water levels typically decline as a result of increased evaporation,” said Kompoltowicz. “Evaporation is highest during this time of year as a result of the colder air that enters the region and moves over the relatively warm lake water surfaces.”

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