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High Water Levels Continue On Lake Superior

Mar 07, 2018 06:57AM ● Published by Editor

UNDATED (KDAL) - The level on Lake Superior at the start of March is still 13 inches above the average and six inches higher than last year at this time.

According to the International Lake Superior Board of Control that is the 2nd highest February level on record.

The lake's level dropped by 1.6 inches last month but that was less than the normal decline of 2 inches in February.

The high water levels combined with strong winds and waves have resulted in some shoreline erosion and coastal damage across the upper Great Lakes and more is possible should the active weather continue.

The level of Lake Superior is expected to continue its seasonal decline in March.

Meanwhile, the board is considering options to address the high lake levels including a strategy to allow higher outflows than prescribed by regulations during the spring.

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