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Feds Predict Higher Great Lakes Water Levels This Summer

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects Great Lakes water levels will rise by more than eight inches this summer for the first time in more than a decade. Spokesperson John Allis says the increase is due in large part to greater rain and snowfall totals.

Allis also says more ice coverage, which prevents evaporation, is also a factor.

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Allis says water levels in the Great Lakes set a record low two years ago.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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