Drought of '21 has dramatically impacted fish, wildlife
September 1, 2021
DULUTH -- The first clue that the drought of 2021 was getting serious was when the big paper birch tree in our front yard started shedding yellow leaves. In June.
The second hint came when the July blueberries around our campsite on Rainy Lake were shriveled, like miniature raisins, too dry and tiny to eat.
The third sign came in mid-August when the Lester River simply stopped flowing into Lake Superior.