DETROIT — Lake Michigan is forecasted to reach record high water levels this year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from the Detroit District announced on Friday.

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