Lake Michigan's Thick Ice Actually A Benefit for Summer Fun
Higher water levels mean a safer surrounding for boats and freighters. In just the last year, the lake level has risen by a foot. We could see this kind of increase in the next year as well. Snowmelt will also contribute to the rise.
The entire Great Lakes are about 90 percent covered in ice. The boating season, in case you were wondering, normally runs from mid-April through late October.