Snowfall helps Lake Michigan’s water level rebound from historic low in January 2013

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Lake Michigan's water level has officially rebounded from its historic low in January 2013.

According to the National Weather Service, the average water level reached just over 579 feet in March.

That's the highest the lake has been since 1998.

Higher lake levels could cause more beach erosion, but lower water levels tend to be of more concern in terms of economic impact.

"The predictions are that the lake levels in general should be lower, maybe two to three feet lower on average. But again, the big issue is just the fluctuations around that average. Those look like they may be larger than in the past," Paul Roebber with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences said.

Experts say the likely cause of the rebound is the average and above-average snowfall in the Great Lakes region the past couple years.

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  • ObamaSucks

    Yeah right last winter we had far less snow then the year before. I think it’s all the raw sewage they dump in the lake every year.

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