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Lake Michigan Levels Rising

The Army Corps of Engineers reports the level of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron is 13 inches higher than it was a year ago.
/ Source: WTMJ-TV and JSOnline.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The water level of Lake Michigan is on the rise.

The Army Corps of Engineers reports the level of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron is 13 inches higher than it was a year ago.

Tom Johnson of the Corps said two snowy winters have helped replenish the lakes after the level dropped two years ago to within three inches of the record low set in 1964.

He said the level now is only about eight inches below the long-term average, and it should rise three to four inches this spring.

Lake Superior is also showing a rise in the water level, up five inches from a year ago.

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Information from: WBAY-TV, http://www.wbay.com

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