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Lake Superior Water Levels Could Increase

Lake Superior may not yet have hit its high point for the summer.

The latest projection from the Army Corps of Engineers anticipates Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario have peaked for the season, and have begun their typical seasonal declines.

Lake Superior, however, is not expected to turn the corner until early September.

Lakes Michigan and Huron set new mean high water records in July, and are expected to do so again this month. Lakes Erie and Ontario did not set records this summer. All five lakes, along with Lake St. Claire, are expected to remain very full. The Corps of Engineers cautions that property owners who experienced problems because of high water levels during last year’s fall storms can anticipate equal – or worse – challenges this year. For more information about water levels and ways to mitigate damage, click here.

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