Thanks to well below-normal precipitation in the region, the level of Lake Superior rose 2 inches in June, a month the lake usually increases 3 inches, according to the International Lake Superior Board of Control.
Duluth saw one of its driest Junes in recorded history, with just 0.69 inches of rain, more than 3.5 inches below normal. For the year Duluth stands at more than 6 inches below normal for precipitation.
Lake Superior now sits 5 inches below the level at this time in 2019, but is still 9 inches above the normal July 1 level.
Lakes Michigan and Huron rose just under an inch in June, less than the usual 2-inch rise, and now sit 4 inches above the July 1, 2019 level and 35 inches above the average level for this time of year.