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Map depicting the locations of NOAA Water Level Gauging Stations on Lake Erie.Bar depicting water levels for which photos are available.  All data can be extracted from table.

All Water levels relative to International Great Lakes Datum 1985 (IGLD 1985).
Graph depicting Lake Erie Water Levels at the Cleveland Reference Station 1900-2000.  Tabular data available from http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/

Graph depicting Lake Erie Water Levels at the Cleveland Reference Station 1900-2000.
Tabular data available from Bird icon indicates link to a non-GLERL NOAA sitehttp://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/

Water levels reported in the table (below) are taken from historical data for the nearest NOAA station.

Location Date Water Level (m) Photo Credit
Lake Erie Storm Surge October 25, 2001 172.8-175.2 Series   

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Put-In-Bay, OH. Dock area in front of OSU Stone Laboratory Research Building. For reference the BioLab is 37 feet long. The roof of the cabin is over 8 feet from the surface of the water. October 25, 2001 172.8-173.2 (Storm Surge Set-down) Biolab at Research Dock - For reference the BioLab is 37 feet long (jpg 168451 bytes) Courtesy of Bird icon indicates link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteOhio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory, Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA siteOhio State University. Photos by John Hageman, Stone Laboratory Manager, and Matt Thomas, Stone Laboratory Assistant Manager.
Port Clinton Marina October 25, 2001 172.8-173.2 (Storm Surge Set-down) LowWaterBoats1.jpg (642952 bytes) Courtesy of Bird icon indicates link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteOhio Sea Grant, Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA siteOhio State University. Photos by Fred Snyder, Ohio Sea Grant District Extension Specialist.
Port Clinton October 25, 2001 172.8-173.2 (Storm Surge Set-down) Stranded Boats-Port Clinton1.jpg (314996 bytes) Stranded Sailboats-Port Clinton.jpg (341800 bytes) Courtesy of Bird icon indicates link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteOhio Sea Grant, Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA siteOhio State University. Photos by Fred Snyder, Ohio Sea Grant District Extension Specialist.
Boats at Bay Point October 25, 2001 172.8-173.2 (Storm Surge Set-down) Boats at Bay Point1.jpg (519598 bytes) Boats at Bay Point2.jpg (478210 bytes) Courtesy of Bird icon indicates link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteOhio Sea Grant, Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA siteOhio State University. Photos by Fred Snyder, Ohio Sea Grant District Extension Specialist.
Harbor Park Marina October 25, 2001 172.8-173.2 (Storm Surge Set-down) East Harbor Park Marina.jpg (333769 bytes) Courtesy of Bird icon indicates link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteOhio Sea Grant, Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA siteOhio State University. Photos by Fred Snyder, Ohio Sea Grant District Extension Specialist.
Put in Bay, OH September 28, 2009 173.2 (Storm Surge Set-down)
PIB low water boats
PIB low water harbor
PIB low water - house
PIB low water shoal
IB low water shore
PIB low water boats
PIB low water boat
PIB low water harbor
PIB low water dock
PIB low water island
PIB low water
PIB low water pier
Courtesy of Gary Garnet, NOAA
Squaw Harbor at Low Water Fall 1975 173.3-175.2 (likely the low on November 10, 1975 at 173.3) squawharbor1975.jpg (44002 bytes) Herdendorf, Courtesy of Ohio Sea Grant
Erie, PA - East Avenue March 2000 173.84 East Avenue 1.jpg (158884 bytes) Steve Curcio, PA Sea Grant
Perry's Monument, Put-In-Bay, Ohio - Low and High Water Photos taken 20 hours apart. January 14-15, 1950 173.85 = January Average (Range not available for specific dates) putinbay1950.jpg (56971 bytes) PerryMonument1950.jpg (45431 bytes) Wilson Britt Courtesy of Ohio Sea Grant
Stone Lab at Low Water 1950s Average=174 StoneLab1950s.jpg (73634 bytes) Wilson Britt, Courtesy of Ohio Sea Grant
Erie, PA - East Avenue May 17, 2001 173.98-174.06 East Avenue 1 2001.jpg (132328 bytes) Steve Curcio, PA Sea Grant
Erie, PA - Chestnut Access May 17, 2001 173.98-174.06 Chestnut Access 2 2001.jpg (125855 bytes) Steve Curcio, PA Sea Grant
Erie, PA - Lampe May 17, 2001 173.98-174.06 Lampe_2_2001.jpg (102624 bytes) Steve Curcio, PA Sea Grant
Arcola Creek, OH May 17, 2001 173.98-174.15 ArcolaMvc-101f.jpg (199659 bytes) Frank Lichtkoppler, OH Sea Grant
More Arcola Creek Pictures from May 17, 2001 by Frank Lichtkoppler.

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Ashtabula, OH May 18, 2001 174.00-174.12 AshtabulaMvc-001f.jpg (221596 bytes) Frank Lichtkoppler, OH Sea Grant

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More Ashtabula Pictures from May 18, 2001 by Frank Lichtkoppler

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Buffalo, NY (CGLEE Pier) June 26, 2001 174.02-174.10 BuffaloCGLEE1.jpg (220153 bytes) Rochelle Sturtevant, GL Sea Grant Network/GLERL
Stone Lab at High Water July 1986 174.85-175.22 stonelab1986.jpg (57295 bytes) Jane Forsyth, Courtesy of Ohio Sea Grant
St. Clair River, MI May 28, 2001 175.3-175.4 StClairRiver1.jpg (896636 bytes) StClairRiver2.jpg (893376 bytes) Mark Breederland, MI Sea Grant
Sand Beach Road, Port Clinton, OH - Flooding on Lake Erie 1973-74 Probably the June 17-20 flood of 1973 which peaked at lake levels of 175.4m. Storm surges exceeding 175m also occurred on 4/8/1974 and 12/1/1974 173.9-175.5 portclinton1973.jpg (60612 bytes) Charlie Carter, Courtesy of Ohio Sea Grant
Sandbagged on Lake St. Clair, Anchor Bay (Mt. Clemens, MI) April 1986 175.73-175.91 swinehart10.jpg (410023 bytes) Carol Swinehart, MI Sea Grant
Anchor Bay (Mt. Clemens, MI) April 1986 175.73-175.91 swinehart18.jpg (560784 bytes) swinehart19.jpg (410176 bytes) Carol Swinehart, MI Sea Grant
Canals near Anchor Bay (Mt. Clemens) April 1986 175.73-175.91 swinehart6.jpg (504661 bytes) swinehart07.jpg (495708 bytes) swinehart08.jpg (471499 bytes) swinehart09.jpg (404708 bytes) Carol Swinehart, MI Sea Grant
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