Lake Erie Water Level Hits 6′ Above Low Water Datum

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Put-in-Bay is a sea-loving, resort community, but Friday nor’easters are taking their toll on an already short summer season.  At 1:12 p.m. NOAA reports Lake Erie is 73 inches above Low Water Datum at Marblehead, Ohio.  Water levels are an absolutely crucial piece of information for reading nautical charts, as the water depths shown on them are referenced to a low water datum that is calculated, in some parts of the country, from almost a century of observations. NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey explains, “If the lake level is below or above low water datum, the existing depths are correspondingly greater or lesser than the charted depths.”

Here’s a closer look at this afternoon’s South Bass Island shoreline:

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Nor’Easter Delivers Another Round of High Water

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Miller Ferry giving it a GO before suspending service.

Put-in-Bay experiences another nor’easter, albeit without rain today.  Miller Boat Line and the Jet Express have suspended operations.  Large waves created by the 20+ knot wind has flooded the public docks in front of DeRivera Park, and weather forecasters have included showers and thunderstorms for tonight.

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Nor’easter crashes on Boardwalk

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“Ouch!”