Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer is recognizing the magnitude of crisis water levels.

“It is likely that water levels on lakes Michigan and Huron will set new monthly mean record high levels over the next six months,” John Allis, chief of the Great Lakes Hydraulics and Hydrology Office, Detroit District, said last week. “This sets the stage for coastal impacts and damages in 2020 similar to, or worse than, what was experienced last year.”