Editor’s Comment: I originally saw this first reported on Dr Roy Spencer’s blog and when I read it I immediately grabbed my IPad and told Siri to, “Google the area of Lake Superior.” I was amazed at the answer, 31,700 square miles! That’s about the size of South Carolina and the water level has risen FOURTEEN INCHES?
I then told Siri to calculate how many gallons of water 14 inches over 31,700 square miles was. Siri provided locations that provided four or five different answers. Have at it, and let me know what you come up with.
Lake Superior Water Level Sees Fastest Rise in 98 Years
Dr Roy Spencer
June 30th, 2014
As a result of unusually heavy precipitation, the water level in Lake Superior has increased rapidly in the last year, by about 14 inches (based upon 3 month averages). This rate of rise is the fastest 12-month increase ending in April-May-June average levels since 1916, and the 2nd fastest since records began in 1860 (154 years ago).