Lake Superior continued to drop below its average water level during October, falling 2 inches compared to the average monthly decline of about 1.2 inches.

November is now the third-straight month the big lake has been below average after being well above average since 2014.

The International Lake Superior Board of Control reported Wednesday that Lake Superior now sits 2.4 inches below the long-term average for Nov. 1 and 11.4 inches below the Nov. 1 level in 2020. The lake usually declines from September to April and then rises over the summer. Rainfall across the lake's watershed was below normal again in October.

Meanwhile, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron dropped less than usual in October, down 1.6 inches compared to the average decline of 2.8 inches. The lakes now sit 16.5 inches above normal but 15 inches below the Nov. 1 level in 2020.

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