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Lake Superior Could Reach Record Level in May

Lake Superior Could Reach Record Level in May Photo: WDIO-TV

Updated: May 03, 2019 05:15 PM

A board that monitor's Lake Superior's water level says the lake has potential to reach a new record high for the month of May.

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According to the International Lake Superior Board of Control, the lake started the month 38 centimeters (15 inches) above its average level and just a few inches below the record for May. Lake Superior rose 13 centimeters (5 inches) in April, a month with an average rise of 8 centimeters (3 inches).

"The Board advises all those that may be affected to prepare for coastal impacts similar to those that have occurred during the last few years, as the high levels coupled with potential strong winds and waves are likely to continue to result in an increased risk of shoreline erosion and coastal damages across the upper Great Lakes system," the board said Friday in its monthly update.

Wind-driven waves have caused damage to shoreline areas of western Lake Superior several times in recent years.

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