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Low water levels anticipated on Great Lakes

Lake levels are expected to be sharply lower this summer, experts say, nudging to within inches of 1964's record lows. Winter snowfall didn't amount to much and no one's predicting heavy spring rains.

"Most of the snowfall we got this year was lake effect," said Dave Petrovich, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Marquette. "Water from the snowpack going into Lake Superior is not going to help much."

Precipitation in northern Minnesota and southern Ontario also are well below normal and can't be counted on to supply Lake Superior, Petrovich said.  more...


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