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Lake Superior sets new low-water record for August

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Lake Superior has plunged to a record low for the month of August, this week surpassing the previous August low-water mark set in 1926.

After a long decline that has mirrored the Northland's worst drought in half a century, the mean level of the lake dropped to 600.4 feet above sea level, surpassing the previous August low mark of 600.5, said Carl Woodruff, hydraulic engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District.

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