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Video: Significant rise in Lake Superior water levels in the past month.

Jul 16, 2018 06:27PM ● By Editor

By Rebecca Bartelme of - July 16, 2018

MARQUETTE COUNTY-- The National Weather Service in Marquette County says they've seen a significant raise of water levels in Lake Superior this past month.

Between mid-June and early-July, the levels increased by nearly five inches. Typically it rises between two-and -a-half and three inches. The National Weather Service says overall, the waters levels are lower than this time last year.

"Now the level currently is about four inches below where we're at, at this time last year," said Matt Zika, Meteorologist, National Weather Service. "And barring any excessive rains over the next month or two, we'll go into the fall season with the water levels on Lake Superior being a little lower than they were last year, but still generally above the long term average by several inches."

Zika goes on to say that the water levels largely impact the fall which is known as severe storm season. Last October, high winds caused a major storm off of Lake Superior in Marquette and water levels were higher than they typically are during that time of the year.

Watch a video report on this story here.

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