The level of Lake Superior dropped about 1.6 inches over the month of February, slightly less than the average 2-inch drop for the month, according to the International Lake Superior Board of Control.

Lake Superior has been moving slowly downward for many months now. As of March 1, the lake sits 7.5 inches above the long-term average for the date but 5.5 inches below the March 1 level of 2020. The lake usually rises from April through September and then drops over fall and winter.

Lakes Huron and Michigan dropped more than usual at 1.6 inches in February compared to the usual half-inch decline and now sit 26.4 inches above average but 10.2 inches below the March 1, 2020 level.

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