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What's New
Water levels in Lake Huron highest they've been in 17 years
CTV Barrie (7/15)
Waters levels in the Great Lakes are the highest they’ve been in nearly two decades.

Kamps: Proposed nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron is ‘insane’
The Voice (6/24)
Ontario Power Generation is proposing to build a 2,200-foot-deep geological repository in a limestone formation to hold all of the low and intermediate waste from Ontario's 20 nuclear reactors. The proposed site for the dump is in Kincardine, Ontario, less than a mile from Lake Huron.

Lake Huron sinkholes harbor unexpected life forms
Bay View Compass (3/1)
Sinkholes discovered in the bottom of Lake Huron have conditions just as harsh -- and harbor life forms just as unusual -- as those of deep-sea hydrothermal vents or Antarctica's permanently frozen lakes.

Low water levels in lakes
Bayshore Broadcasting - Owen Sound, Ontario (4/18)
Be prepared for another summer of low water levels in Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.

Michigan officials say changes in water testing must come from feds, state
Huron Daily Tribune (10/25)
Local health officials in Huron County, Mich. say their hands are tied when it comes to the way the county tests its beaches. In order to access federal and state funding, they can only test in water more than three feet deep.

Ships run aground as Great Lakes' waters drop
CNN (7/3)
Several large vessels have run aground on Michigan's Saginaw River this shipping season, a sign of low water levels the Great Lakes.

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Great Lakes Observing System Data Portal

Great Lakes Observing System Data Portal

Click to view real-time and historic lake conditions; water levels, wave heights, air and water temperatures and more from the station or buoy of your choice.

Developed by the Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS), a regional node of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) initiative.


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Recent Marine Data
National Data Buoy Center, National Weather Service (NOAA)
Real-time data from all US Moored Buoy Stations, Canadian Moored Buoy Stations and C-MAN Stations in Eastern / Western Great Lakes. Dial-a-Buoy phone service is also available.

Lake Huron Experimental Interactive Graphical Forecasts
National Weather Service

Lake Huron Open Water Text Forecast
National Weather Service

Surface Weather Forecast
The Weather Underground
Enter a city, state, zip code or station code for the current National Weather Service forecast
Examples: "Albany", "NY", "Albany, NY", "12233", or "ALB"

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Real-Time Water Levels

These maps were prepared in partnership with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS).

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Water Temperatures
Lake Huron Surface Water Temperatures
Michigan Sea Grant
Contour maps of surface water temps. This site uses satellite imagery from the Great Lakes CoastWatch Node to "build" a composite map of surface temps.

Lake Huron Temperature Profiles
NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)

Lake Huron Temperature Transects
NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)

Lake Huron Water Temperatures
NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)

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Great Lakes BeachCast
Great Lakes Information Network
An Internet gateway to information on Great Lakes beach conditions, including health advisories, weather, monitoring data and more.

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality – Online Beach Monitoring System
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
To search for a beach or other location, enter any part of the beach name or waterbody name into the search box on the top of this page and click "GO".

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Boating Safety/Security Advisories
Information for U.S. and Canadian Cross-Border Boaters
U.S. Coast Guard Ninth District
Information and requirements for U.S. and Canadian recreational boaters planning cross-border travel on the Great Lakes.

Ninth Coast Guard District Public Information Site
U.S. Coast Guard Ninth District
News on active Coast Guard searches and rescues.

Requirements for Foreign Recreational Boaters In Canadian Waters
Canadian Coast Guard, Office of Boating Safety
Information on boating safety and environmental protection regulations in Canadian Waters.

What American Boaters Need to Know When Entering Canada
U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Boating Safety
Important contact information and guidelines for boaters entering Canadian Waters.

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Fishing Conditions
Michigan Recreational Fishing Report
Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Comprehensive Michigan fishing report covering Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, and Lake Erie fisheries.

Let's Fish Ontario!
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Ontario fishing information and resources.

Oscoda Area Daily Fishing Report
Bunyan Town

Thumb Area Weekly Fishing Report
J-Lyn Charters

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Lock & Port Updates
Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System : Customer Advisories
Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System
Updates and advisories for Great Lakes locks and canals.

Soo Locks PORTS Data Products
Center for Oceanographic Operational Products and Services (NOAA)
The Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®) is a program of the National Ocean Service that provides ship masters and pilots with accurate real-time information required to avoid groundings and collisions.

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Ice Conditions
Eastern Great Lakes Ice Analysis
NOAA National Ice Center

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Related Resources
GLIN: Agencies and Organizations, Weather
GLIN: Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Hydrology
GLIN: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Water Flows
GLIN: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Water Levels

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