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Rise in lake levels tie for 1952 record


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IRONWOOD - High water levels in Lake Superior for the month of August 2019 have tied the record with that of 1952, according to Keith Kompoltowicz, chief of Watershed Hydrology, Detroit District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The Detroit District monitors the Great Lakes water levels and makes the information available as a public service.

Since 1952, the average water level for Lake Superior has been 602.17 feet above sea level. This year it is up by about one foot to 603.22 feet, he said in a phone interview Thursday.

"August comes on the heels...