Lake Ice At Near Record Levels

Published 03/13 2014 07:57PM

Updated 03/13 2014 08:06PM

The great lakes are more than 80 percent ice covered.

But what will that mean for water levels and wildlife once the ice and snow melts?

Experts say the Great Lakes were more frozen than they had been in 35 years.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the lakes' ice cover peaked at 92 point 2 percent which is the second highest ice cover since it started being recorded in 1973.

It's now at 84 point 1 percent.

The significant amount of ice cover means there will be winners and losers once all the ice melts.

And according to Presque Isle Park Manager Harry Leslie water levels are about six inches higher than the 100 year average.

Meanwhile some wildlife are not coping with the significant ice cover while others are.

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