By Paul Schmitt
Lake Michigan water levels have been on an upward trend the past few years. Experiencing a surge of eight inches in the last month, according to the U. S. Corp of Engineers, the shorelines along the Door Peninsula might be shrinking but that is not entirely bad news. Fishing Guide and the voice of the Door CountyDailyNews.com Fishing Report JJ Malvitz says the increase in water levels on the lake and the bay is beneficial to the fish habitat.
Malvitz also says that the water levels tend to increase in the spring and then fluctuate more in the summer months. He says the higher water levels are also helpful for recreation activities like kayaking on creeks in northern Door County and Mud Lake near Baileys Harbor. Lake Michigan water levels are expected to increase another three inches in the next month, according to the U.S. Corp of Engineers.