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Living nearLake Michigan and the Kalamazoo River we are interested in the rise and fall ofthe water level. Records show that in the last 100 years the maximum andminimum levels have fluctuated drastically. The experts say that there is nopredictable pattern to the levels in the long term. They know major short termfactors influencing the level are rainfall-snowfall, and air temperature.


The Society has a great many archivedphotos related to the subject - so to provide all of us with a bit of historicalup and down prospective - here you are!

Between 1917 and 2005 the level ofLake Michigan had a high of 583 feet above sea level and a low of 576.2 feetfor a maximum fluctuation of 6.8 feet.