What a Difference a Month Can Make

     It surprises us every year how much the water level can change in a month.  If a picture is worth a thousand words then 4 pictures equals 4000 words and this blog post is getting pretty long! 

     I’ll keep this short. The photos on the left were taken in April when water levels were very low.  Notice the steepness of our dock ramps. If the dock were there it would be a little less drastic but you can picture how steep it would be.  Fast forward a month to May and the docks are almost level. That’s a good sign. 

Gunflint Trail Seagull River April        Voyageur Canoe Outfitters SEagull River May 2, 2012

     We’ve been getting lots of rain the past week and the water levels are continuing to rise.  The creeks are flowing fast and no doubt waters will continue to rise throughout the month in spite of the early spring melt this year.

     We took our first tow out to Saganaga yesterday and while there’s current in the rapids to make things tricky we’re just happy there’s enough water to get through after how dry it was earlier this spring.  I’ll try to keep you posted when the water level makes its next big jump up.


 Gunflint Trail April  2, 2012       Voyageur Canoe Outfitters Seagull River May 2, 2012