Lake Superior water level rises

MARQUETTE – Water supplied to the Lake Superior Basin was well above its long-term average over the past month, while lakes Michigan and Huron were below theirs, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Detroit.

Currently, Lake Superior is about 2 inches below its long-term average beginning of August level and is 6 inches above the level recorded a year ago.

This past month, the level of Lake Superior rose by about 5.5 inches. The lake usually rises by 1.6 inches during July. Lakes Michigan and Huron remained stable during July, which is typical for July.

The level of lakes Michigan and Huron are about 19 inches below their long-term average beginning of August levels and they are about 2 inches higher than a year ago.