Sunrise on the Maumee

Sunrise on the Maumee

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Largest Watershed in the Great Lakes

February 15

February 24

Most people who live outside our region have never heard of the Maumee River.  Perhaps because of this, they often do not believe that it is the greatest source of water to any of the Great Lakes.

The warmer weather last weekend melted much snow and ice in that large watershed, swelling the banks and breaking up the river ice.  It is difficult to see, but the current is swift on the far side of the river.  It has not slowed with the frigid temperatures the last two days.

The open water has brought back the Canada Geese and Seagulls.  It seems such a long time since I've heard their calls.  
They are so very welcome.


  1. Truly amazing that it remains open despite this frigid weather. All that Ohio rain and snow . . . passing before your eyes. We are so blessed to live in a state with abundant water.

  2. Yes - minus 3 degrees last night and still flowing today. I think my hopes for spring are held in those flowing waters.