Monday, October 01, 2007

September Rainfall Hit Ten Year High

The rainfall came and came and came during September. The total for this September, recorded for Poplar Lake, was 16 1/2 inches far exceeding the past ten year monthly average of three inches. The previous highest September rain was in 1998 when 5.2 inches was recorded.

September 6-7 during a twelve hour period 9.9 inches of rain was received. Following this rain the Lima Grade near the Gunflint Trail had three foot deep gullies cause by rain run-off and at the North Brule the river over-flowed its banks flooding the road. Wash out road became impassable. Since then the roads have been repaired

Lakes in the mid-trail area are now at their highest level in years.

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