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Great Lakes water levels and more

We had drone 8 out at the Holland Channel this afternoon.  You can see the ice along the shore.  All five of the Great Lakes have water levels that are well above the January average.  The water level of Lake Michigan/Huron has dropped 2″ in the last month.  The level is 2 inches higher than one year ago and 10″ higher than the January average.  Lake Superior is down 4″ in the last month (at this time of year, the temperature is below freezing, so precipitation (snow) sits on othe ground and does not get in the rivers.  Water comes…