DULUTH, MN– Right now, the water levels in the Great Lakes are rising, and that could cause more rip currents.
Data from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shows that Lake Superior tied its record high water levels for the month.
Duluth Fire Chief Shawn Krizaj said higher water levels on Lake Superior means they have been performing more rescue operations because of the increased amount of rip currents.
He also said rip currents have become more prevalent the last few years as the weather has become more unstable in the area.
The Duluth Fire Department said it’s doing everything they can to keep people safe.
“We can’t certainly prevent rip currents, but what we can do is be better trained to help the public if something happens,” said Krizaj.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said these high water levels will have the potential to cause tremendous damage to coastlines, which could again negatively impact the Lakewalk.