Lake Superior sits at normal water levels in March, 1st time in 9 years

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Lake Superior sits at normal water levels in March, 1st time in 9 years

March 1, 2014 Updated Mar 1, 2014 at 3:16 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - For the first time in nine years this February, Lake Superior has hit its normal water levels.

According to the International Lake Superior Board of Control, lake levels declined less than half an inch last month, while normally the lake drops two inches during this time.

As of March Superior is estimated to be at its long-term average, and about 13 inches above the level recorded last year at this time. It’s expected to continue its seasonal decline in March.

Meanwhile, the levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are approximately 13 inches below their long-term averages. However, they’re also 13 inches above what they were a year ago.

Officials say water supplies to Lake Superior were well above average in February.

Billy Wagness
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