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U.S. Army Corps: Lake Superior ties record high water level for August

DETROIT, MI — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Detroit reports based on preliminary data for the month of August, Lake Superior has tied its record high water level for the month.

Authorities say the high levels in August on all of the Great Lakes is a continuing trend of new records set on the Great Lakes during the spring and summer.

According to the Army Corps, Lakes Erie, Ontario and Superior all reached new record highs during the summer, and in June, the records for Lakes Erie and Ontario were the highest for any month going back to 1918.

They say additional record high water levels are possible on all of the Great Lakes this fall.

According to the Army Corps, coastal shoreline property owners may want to apply for proposed shore protection permits now, which are needed for projects such as riprap, revetments, seawalls and backfill, as well as bioengineered shore protection. Applications filled out now will allow owners to beat the rush which may happen during emergencies.

Updates regarding Great Lake water levels can by found by clicking here.

Krystal Frasier

Social Media and Digital Content Manager

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