Lake Erie’s water levels reach record highs

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(WKBN) – Lake Erie’s water levels are at record-high levels, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. 

ODNR is warning of flooding in low-lying coastal areas. Waves and high water can also cause erosion. 

According to ODNR, Lake Erie is 2.5 feet above the long-term average water level for the month of May. The water level on Friday was 4 inches above the record-high average level for May, which occurred in 1986.

ODNR anticipates the lake’s water level will reach its peak in the month of June, attributing the high levels to rainfall this spring. Lake levels will then begin to subside due to a normal seasonal decline. 

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