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Why are the lake levels so low?
from Nancy in Michigan

The primary reason for the current low levels is due mostly to evaporation during the warmer-than-usual temperatures of the past three years, a series of mild winters, and below-average snowpack in the Lake Superior basin.

For a more in-depth explanation, read TEACH's segment, Water levels on the Great Lakes .

Thank you for your question!

Answered on November 15, 2000

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