I've been seeing a lot of photos on Facebook of friends that are experiencing some negative effects from the lack of snow this winter:  Docks that don't reach the lake. 

The Duluth News Tribune reported that Island Lake is low, and MN Power will limit discharge in an effort to help with the low water.

Here is a photo from a friend's cabin on Island Lake.

I know at our family's cabin just North of Duluth, we have much more beach than we normally do.  It's been the driest spring in years.

It's ironic that the last two years we haven't been able to fish on MN opener because the lake was still iced over.  Now, there's barely enough water.

Across other parts of the state, many lake front property owners are finding it hard to launch boats, or even access the lake.  I know of a family near St. Cloud that have no hopes of getting boats to their shore in time for MN opener.

We need rain, and quite a lot to get back on track.  Here's hoping it won't come all at once.

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