Water levels in Lake Erie this summer are much higher than last year, and that’s beginning to cause problems.
By this time of year, Lake Erie usually reaches its peak water level, beginning a seasonal decline with drier conditions.
But this year has been a rare one -- Lake Erie was about 20 inches above its long term precipitation average. Lake levels of all five Great Lakes are higher this year than they were a year ago.
With intermittent storms forecast for the next week, Lake Erie may be closer to reaching record highs.