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Late last year, it appeared that the water level on Vermilion was down a few feet, which many folks indicated was a very low level with a few individuals even having some dock problems. We in the Twin cities continue to have very little snow. How has the snow levels been up North? Any concerns about the Spring water levels?

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The area has about 5" of snow. WAaaayyyy down from normal. We really need some late season snow or a rainy spring to even start the recovery.

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upnorth

Snow??? What snow? Barely enough to cover the ground up here. If we don't get some snow this winter and some good rains this spring gonna be pretty low water levels.

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TEAMEPHUAHL

THIS LACK OF PRECIP. IS CRAZY... I GOT A SPOT ON PELICAN AND IVE GOT TO ADD 2 MORE 12 FT SECTIONS JUST TO FLOAT A PONTOON LET ALONE A BOAT . ON THE BRIGHTER SIDE OF THINGS I CAN CHARGE ADMISSION TO GET ON THE NEW BEACH I OWN...ABOUT 10FT OF NEW SAND.. WOW. mad.gifconfused.gif

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TwoDaLake

Not too much snow this year.....we need some much needed rain in the spring to make up some ground. It takes 9" of Snow to get 1" of rain and its already going on February,,, but we will take whatever we can get!

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PSU

How much snow did we get on Vermilion from this weekend's storm? I read in Sunday's paper that it would take up to 60 inches of snow to get to normal levels. Hopefully you got a good dose, albeit much, much more is needed.

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heartattack22

i would say we got between 8 and 10 inches maybe a little more. Its hard to say cause the wind blew it all around. Sounds like there is another one on the way for wed-fri. We can use it all.

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Silver Scale

I live in Embarrass and we only got about 2 inches in this last blast. Heard only a dusting in Ely so it really varied depending on where you were. Weatherman tonight said we would need 10 feet of snow of break the drought. I think you can expect low lake levels even if we get some decent precip from now until open water. frown.gif

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Finnish Flash

We only got about 2 inches in the Pike Bay area on Friday afternoon/evening. Nothing on Saturday or Sunday, sun was out Sunday morning.

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heartattack22

Wow. I guess amounts were scattered. Its snowing again now and I just read the NOAA forcast for this next one. I figured I would post the exact text: EARLY INDICATIONS ARE THAT THIS STORM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PARALYZE TRAVEL DUE TO HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW FOR THE LAST HALF OF THE WORK WEEK. MORE THAN 8 INCHES OF TOTAL ACCUMULATION IS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA. HOWEVER...IF THIS STORM SYSTEM MATERIALIZES AS EXPECTED AT THIS POINT...THERE IS A POTENTIAL FORONE TO TWO FEET OF TOTAL ACCUMULATION ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA.

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Hank48

I thought I remembered someone indicating that the water levels are influnced much more by the Spring rains than by the Winter snows. confused.gif If that is the case, then a wet Spring would go a lot farther to help raise the water levels.

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garytheguide

yes rain is more important....but some snow doesnt hurt.........plenty of time yet

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