The rainfall came and came and came during September. The total for September, recorded at Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B on Little Ollie 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 and leading to the Guesthouse had three foot deep gullies cause by the rain run-off and at the North Brule the river over-flowed its banks flooding the road. Since then the Lima Grand has been repaired
Lakes in the mid- Gunflint Trail area are now at their highest level in years. >