exploring our amazing natural spaces

Western Lake Superior

The southwest shore of Lake Superior looks very different today. The flooding has raised the lake level significantly turning the entire western bay into a chocolate milk color and loading the beaches with wood debris from the dozens of raging rivers flowing into the big lake. It will be a while before things get back to what we think of as normal.

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One response

  1. Marilyn

    Who is the cute beach walker? I wonder. Anyway, the flooding will cause many ill effect for some time. In 2002 the Wright County watershed experienced similar tragedy. Personally, the residents around Howard Lake lost between four and six feet of their banks caused by the high winds that followed 12 inches of rain in less than 48 hours.

    Great photo! Marilyn Ringold

    June 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm

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