Lake Michigan water levels have gone up over three feet since reaching an all-time low back in January 2013.
Water levels in Lake Michigan, as well as Lake Huron, have not been as high as they are now since 1998, according to new governmental data.
The higher water levels are due in part to large rainfalls, cooler temperatures and lake ice that curbed water evaporation.
"All three components have led to a surge in water levels," Drew Gronewold with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration told the Chicago Tribune. "It's not just more rain. It's not just less evaporation."
Although the higher waters have been good for boaters, shippers and animals, it has resulted in some erosion at beaches and other shoreline areas.