North Shore waterfalls are roaring back in action
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With the warmer weather melting all that the snow in the Northland, the North Shore waterfalls are now roaring back in action.
"We are coming into what’s considered the peak flow season for a lot of the waterfalls on the north shore and around Lake Superior”, says Gooseberry Park Ranger Nick Hoffmann.
Thanks to the normal and near normal spring runoff levels, and the good accumulation of river ice buildup the falls could be flowing stronger and longer this year.
"This is a very late spring and because of the vast amount of snow, we are going to be experiencing a lot of waterfalls for many weeks”, says Visit Cook County Executive Director Linda Jurek.
The massive amount of water rushing through is also helping alleviate last year’s drought. Especially in Gooseberry Falls where the west side of the lower falls were nearly dry for a big part of the summer. Now the area is rushing with water.
Both Cook and Lake Counties are expecting many visitors to their parks in the upcoming days ahead.
"You know we are seeing more people come up just to experience that wonderful natural phenomenon. You could make a day driving up and a day driving back from here”, says Jurek.