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Lake Superior level still above average

Lake Superior remained at about the same level in August, a month the lake usually rises about one-half inch, according to the International Lake Superior Board of Control.

The lake now sits 6 inches above average but less than a half-inch above the Sept. 1, 2014 level. Water supplies to the big lake were higher than normal in August. The lake's August average level was the highest since 1997.

Lakes Huron and Michigan declined an inch in August, less than the usual 2-inch decline the lakes see for the month. As of Sept. 1, they sat 7 inches above their long-term average and 8 inches above the 2014 level at this time.

The upper lakes will begin their usual seasonal decline from September through about March.

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