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City of Monroe reviewing options to help alleviate flooding on city streets

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Posted at 4:57 AM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 04:57:19-04

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — One Michigan city is reviewing potential solutions to help alleviate flooding from Lake Erie onto its streets.

Starting in spring, high winds in Monroe have raised the lake's elevation several feet higher than normal on multiple occasions, according to Patrick Lewis, the city's director of engineering and public safety.

Lakes Erie and Ontario in June reached their highest points since record keeping began in 1918, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said. Corps hydrologist Keith Kompoltowicz said three months of abnormally wet weather have kept stream flows into the Great Lakes.