Lake Superior rises, reverses trend

Lake Superior Ice

For the last several months Lake Superior’s water level has dropped. But the month of April reversed that trend and the lake rose slightly. It’s good news for the health of the lake.

Snow melt and April showers tend to help replenish the lake an average of 3 inches. This past April the lake was up 4 inches. The Ashland Current reports that while that’s good news, “the lake is 14 inches below its long-term average beginning-of-May level and is four inches lower than the level recorded at the beginning-of-May last year.”

Soo Today reports the lake is expected to continue to rise in May.

This report of the Northland News Center is a good reminder of the power and beauty of the lake.

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