For most people, the new year is still a month away. For hydrologists and climate scientists, the new year has already started. The water year begins in November, to account for when water enters a system and begins accumulating.
Data from the last water year indicated record-breaking levels in the Great Lakes, and this year looks to be much of the same.
Learn more here in this piece from WDET.
Also, join WDET’s Annamarie Sysling and Great Lakes Now’s Sandra Svoboda to learn more about water levels in the Great Lakes and Detroit River at the Water Levels Facebook Watch Party on Friday, Dec. 4, at 1:30 p.m.
Featured image: Intense rains and high water levels have battered Chicago’s beaches. (Image from Great Lakes Now Episode 1013)