Great Lakes Water Levels Returning To Normal

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A new report from the U-S Army Corps of Engineers says Great Lakes water levels came back up last year, after being down for several years.

The report says Lake Superior rose by nearly two feet.

Lakes Michigan and Huron rose 15 inches during 2013, after they were at their lowest level ever recorded.

Lake Ontario water levels rose 10 inches, and since last July, Lake Erie’s levels remained within two inches of long-term average.

Lake St. Clair levels rose seven inches during 2013.

The previous declines, according to scientists, were due to the milder climate which caused heavy evaporation.

But the levels came back because of the heavy snowfall the past two winters, along with a wet spring.

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