Lake Superior remains high going into winter

Lake Superior remains high going into winter Photo: Kevin Johnson/WDIO-TV

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Updated: December 04, 2020 03:40 PM
Created: December 04, 2020 03:38 PM

Lake Superior declined less than normal in November, leaving it above average as winter begins.

The International Lake Superior Board of Control said Friday that the lake declined 1.2 inches (3 cm) in November, a month in which the average decline is 2 inches (5 cm).

The lake is 9.8 inches (25 cm) above average. It started December 6.7 inches (17 cm) below the all-time record for the month, which was set in 1985, but is 3.2 inches (8 cm) lower than it was one year ago.

"There will continue to be an increased risk of shoreline erosion, lakeshore flooding and coastal damages over the next several weeks and potentially through the winter," the board said in its monthly report on lake levels.

The board said provisional forecasts for December predict Lake Superior will fall 2 to 6 inches (5 to 14 cm) during the month.

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