U.S. Officials Monitoring Unusually High Water Levels

Windsor-Essex isn't the only region dealing with high water levels in area lakes and waterways.

Officials in the U.S. say the wet spring weather has pushed Lake Erie's water level to its highest point ever recorded.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the shallowest of the Great Lakes hit the milestone in May, surpassing the previous peak set in 1986.

Lake Superior also reached its highest known level for the month of May, although it has been even higher at other times of year.

Chief watershed hydrologist Keith Kompoltowicz of the Corps district office in Detroit says precipitation in the region last month was 21% above normal.

He says Lakes Huron, Michigan and Ontario might also set records this summer.

The Corps — which began measuring Great Lakes levels in 1918 — says flooding and coastal erosion threats will continue along Great Lakes coasts, especially during storms.

 

— With files from The Associated Press