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Lake Superior up in June

A lot of rain across the Lake Superior watershed pushed the lake up 5 inches in June, more than double the usual 2-inch rise for the month. The International Lake Superior Board of Control reports the lake now sits 9 inches below its long-term av...

A lot of rain across the Lake Superior watershed pushed the lake up 5 inches in June, more than double the usual 2-inch rise for the month.

The International Lake Superior Board of Control reports the lake now sits 9 inches below its long-term average but 2 inches above the July 1 level for 2011. Many areas saw large rainfall totals for the month, including 10 inches in Duluth.

Meanwhile, a drier month for the Lakes Michigan and Huron watersheds saw the lakes go up only a half-inch in June, a month when they usually rise 2 inches. Huron and Michigan now sit 19 inches below normal for July1 and 8 inches below last year's level at this time.

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