The record high water levels on Lake Michigan have taken their toll on the city of Kewaunee, where officials have decided to close the public boat ramp effective 8 a.m. Monday, July 1.
The city made the announcement Wednesday:
Due to the unprecedented lake levels this spring and summer, the City of Kewaunee will be closing its public boat ramp on Monday, July 1st @ 8:00 am due to infrastructure and safety concerns. The city of Algoma will honor Kewaunee seasonal passes through the end of July, possibly longer. Thank you for understanding our regard for the personal safety of our guests. For any questions, please contact Andy Holzem at the Kewaunee City Marina – (920) 255-7888
All of the Great Lakes currently are above their highest monthly average record for June. Lakes Superior, St. Clair, Erie, and Ontario’s forecasted levels for June 21st are 3 to 5 inches above their record high June average level, while Lake Michigan-Huron’s forecasted level for June 21 is 1 inch above its record high June average level, set in 1986, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (Lakes Michigan and Huron are considered the same lake for purposes of these measurements.)
The lake is projected to rise another inch in July.