Saturday, August 6, 2011

Red Water, Red Boat

After heavy rains, the red clay of the surrounding soil gets washed into the Duluth-Superior Harbor for a short period.  In this case, rainfall up to 7 inches, caused a heavy flow of the red clay into the harbor, coloring the water an iron red.
The clay will be diluted in the next few days, but, it does make for an interesting picture of the James Barker heading out onto Lake Superior.

The Nomadji River is the primary source of the red clay.

2 comments:

  1. Dennis-
    Where is the clay running off from?

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  2. Nomadji River is the primary source of the red clay.

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