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Lake Superior's water level rose in April

The level of Lake Superior rose 4 inches in April, an inch more than usual for the month, thanks to ample rain and snow across the region. The International Lake Superior Board of Control on Monday reported that the lake now sits 14 inches below ...

The level of Lake Superior rose 4 inches in April, an inch more than usual for the month, thanks to ample rain and snow across the region.

The International Lake Superior Board of Control on Monday reported that the lake now sits 14 inches below the long-term normal for May 1 and 4 inches below last year's level at this time.

The trend, while not dramatic, is the first back toward normal in several months and is good news for recreational boats and commercial shipping on

the lake.

Lakes Huron and Michigan saw an even more dramatic increase during a wet April -- up 8 inches compared to the usual 4. Those lakes still sit 16 inches below their long-term May 1 average and 2 inches below the level at this time last year.

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