Help document shoreline impacts from water levels on Lake Superior

In 2020, we have started a collection site to help document shoreline impacts from water levels on Lake Superior. This year, the water levels across the Great Lakes are predicted to once again be very high. We’re hoping to gather up photos from around Lake Superior that capture what these conditions look like, to establish a visual record. Can you help?

Click below to share your photos today with the Lake Superior High Water Spotter!

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You can view submitted photos on the High Water Spotter Photo Viewer map, which is updated frequently to include new images as they come in. View photos by clicking the button below.

High Water Spotter Photo Viewer

Seeking photos of high water on Lake Superior that capture any of the following:

  • “Normal” conditions with above-average water levels
  • Damages caused by high water levels
  • High water flooding the shoreline
  • Natural or man-made landscapes or structures under water
  • Storm surge, waves and seiche impacts
  • All other visible impacts from high water
high water levels at boat launch
higher water levels at boat launch
eroded Lake Superior shoreline
Who will use these photos?

The Lake Superior High Water Spotter is an initiative of the Coastal Hazards of Superior (CHAOS) Community of Practice. CHAOS is a community for sharing knowledge and resources about natural hazards that affect Lake Superior coastal communities. Your images will be used to document the impacts of high water on Lake Superior and will be shared with the community, local decision-makers and emergency managers.

Coastal Hazards of Superior