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Thunderbay, Nov 7 (Canadian-Media): Even after the water levels of Lake Superior have dropped slightly below the record high, a flood watch remains in effect for Lake Superior within the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA), media reports said.
Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes of North America, is also the world's largest freshwater lake by surface area, and the third largest freshwater lake by volume. The farthest north and west of the Great Lakes chain, Superior has the highest elevation of all five great lakes and drains into the St. Mary's River.
Flood Warning System is operated by LRCA to alert Municipal Representatives, media, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and other affected organizations of potential riverine flooding within the area of jurisdiction of the LRCA.
The LRCA said the lake is 36 centimetres above its 100-year average, as well as eight centimetres higher than it was in 2018 and added that the main concern from high lake levels is shoreline erosion and flooding of low-lying shorelines, including beaches and wetlands.
Residents in shoreline and low-lying areas have been cautioned by the LRCA to expect a prolonged period of extended water levels.
It is expected that the lake would continue its seasonal decline into the fall and winter, assuming average conditions.