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Swimming And Kayaking With Ice In Lake Superior Over Memorial Day Weekend [Video]

There was still ice on Lake Superior over Memorial Day weekend, but that didn't stop swimmers and kayakers from braving the cold waters.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
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There Is Still Ice On The Great Lakes

We've waited a long time to enjoy temperatures regularly in the 70s and even into the 80s, but the Great Lakes haven't gotten the memo.

There is still ice on the Great Lakes.

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Hemera Technologies, ThinkStock
Hemera Technologies, ThinkStock
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Great Lakes Water Levels Climbing

Water levels on the Great Lakes are climbing.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Ice on Great Lakes May Create Cold Summer

After a long winter and chilly start to spring, we're all looking forward to summer.

Not so fast.

All that ice that still remains on the Great Lakes may mean summer will be cooler than we'd like.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Great Lakes still over half covered with ice

Cold weather records continue to be broken as total ice coverage on the Great Lakes is still over 50%.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Temperature Swings Create Big Changes in Great Lakes Ice Coverage

After hitting a seasonal high of 88.4% ice coverage over a week ago, ice on the Great Lakes melted quickly following warmer temperatures and rain.

Now ice coverage is climbing again.

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Jeremy Joswick/Michigan DNR
Jeremy Joswick/Michigan DNR
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Icy Michigan Winter Confusing Waterfowl – How You Can Help

Ice cover on the Great Lakes is confusing some waterfowl and causing them to become stranded.

Learn what you can do to help.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Watch Animation of Great Lakes Ice Coverage Over Last 30 Days

Great Lakes ice coverage was measured at 80.4% on February 11.

That number has been growing quickly over the past 30 days.

See just how quickly with an animated graphic.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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Ice Cover Could Lead to Increased Water Levels on Lake Michigan

The cold and snow we've seen this winter could be good news for water levels on Lake Michigan.

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Mark Jankoviak
Mark Jankoviak
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Icy Waters Lead to Collision on Great Lakes [Photos]

Our cold winter has brought ice to the Great Lakes and made travel difficult for ships.

On Sunday morning, that ice lead to a collision between a United States Coast Guard cutter and a freighter, damaging both vessels.

Learn about the collision, which took place west of the Straits of Mackinac, and see pictures taken from a ship which was near the accident.

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laudu, flickr
laudu, flickr
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Great Lakes’ Water Levels Up, But Still Behind Last Year

It's good news/bad news for water levels on the Great Lakes.

All of the Great Lakes are seeing a rise in water level, but only one is higher than it was at this time last year.

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Kevin Dooley, Flickr
Kevin Dooley, Flickr
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Water Levels Rising On Great Lakes

After all of the rain and flooding in West Michigan, it should come as no surprise that water levels on the Great Lakes are rising.

That's good news.

The bad news - it might not last.

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