Undercurrents: beneath the obvious

November 21, 2007

Lake levels up for foreseeable future

Filed under: Great Lakes Issues,Lake Levels — nemo @ 12:05 pm
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Good news for Lake Superior comes from this article in the Mining Gazette:

Heavy precipitation will keep Lake Superior’s monthly average water levels out of the record book for the foreseeable future.

“Based on the new forecast we did (this month), it looks like we’re going to stay at least a few inches above the record lows at least until April and that’s due primarily to the rain that fell in September and October,” said Keith Kompoltowicz, a meteorologist with the Army Corps of Engineers Detroit office. However, water levels remain well below average, he said.

“Since the beginning of September the lake rose quite dramatically due to all the rain during the months of September and October the Lake Superior basin received well over 10 inches of rain and the lake level responded by rising quite a bit during that same time frame,” Kompoltowicz said.

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