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Lakeshore Flood Watch issued for Duluth

Apr 10, 2019 07:48AM ● By Editor

Flooding on the Duluth lakeshore from October 2018.  Photo:  City of Duluth

From CBS 3 - Duluth - April 10, 2019

A strong spring system will bring an extended period of strong winds which will travel down the long axis of Lake Superior. This will create large waves and beach erosion.

The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a Lakeshore Flood Watch, which is in effect from late Wednesday night through late Thursday night.

* TIMING…Winds will pick up late Wednesday and peak Thursday afternoon before decreasing into Friday morning. This will cause large waves to impact the western Lake Superior shoreline.

* IMPACTS…Large waves may cause lakeshore erosion and tidal overflow into areas like Canal Park. The lakewalk may be damaged especially since the waves will contain large chunks of ice that will loft onto the shoreline.

* LAKE SHORE FLOODING…is possible along the shoreline of western Lake Superior.

A Lakeshore Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for lakeshore flooding are expected to develop. Residents on or near the shore should take action to protect property…and listen for later statements or warnings.