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LAKE SUPERIOR
(2007-10-01)
(wgvu) - DROUGHT AND MILD TEMPERATURES HAVE
PUSHED LAKE SUPERIOR'S WATER LEVEL TO ITS LOWEST POINT ON RECORD
FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.
PRELIMINARY DATA SHOW SUPERIOR'S AVERAGE WATER LEVEL IN
SEPTEMBER FELL 1.6 INCHES BENEATH THE PREVIOUS LOW FOR THAT MONTH
REACHED IN 1926.
THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, WHICH USES A DIFFERENT
MEASURING TECHNIQUE, CALCULATED THE SEPTEMBER LEVEL AT FOUR INCHES
BELOW THE RECORD.
EITHER WAY, WATER LEVELS IN THE BIGGEST AND DEEPEST OF THE GREAT
LAKES HAVE PLUMMETED OVER THE PAST YEAR. BUT ALL THE GREAT LAKES
HAVE BEEN IN DECLINE SINCE THE LATE 1990S.
LAKES HURON AND MICHIGAN ARE ABOUT TWO FEET BELOW THEIR
LONG-TERM AVERAGE LEVELS. LAKE ONTARIO IS ABOUT SEVEN INCHES BELOW
ITS LONG-TERM AVERAGE AND LAKE ERIE A COUPLE OF INCHES DOWN.

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