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The incredible amount of water now flowing into Lake Superior

May 21, 2022 07:37AM ● By Editor
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By Curt St. John from 96.5 FM Rochester - May 20, 2022

In a complete turnaround from last summer, there has been an unbelievable amount of water flowing into Lake Superior this spring. As we often say, if you don't like the weather here in Minnesota, wait five minutes and it'll change, right? Well, things certainly HAVE changed here in the North Star State, at least when it comes to the amount of water in the largest of Minnesota's 10,000 Lakes.

Rivers have been raging along the North Shore of Minnesota, swollen with this spring's run-off of melting snow. They've also been buoyed by a wet April that has seen way more rain than usual in the Bold North. (In fact, the raging Poplar River did some damage to several historic covered bridges at Lutsen Resort.)

Yeah, that's a LOT of water being dumped into our lakes! It's a far cry from last summer when pretty much all of Minnesota was experiencing that massive drought which reduced many rivers, streams, and a few waterfalls to just a trickle.

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