Learning the major effects of ice on the Great Lakes will be crucial. Access to ice cover data is essential. Ice on the Fantastic Lakes impacts many societal benefits provided by the lakes, from hydropower generation to commercial freight to commercial and recreational fishing. Thumbwind has been tracking the 2021s Great Lakes Ice Coverage.
26 Minnesota fishermen were rescued when an iceberg broke away from the Lake Superior shore. Rescue crews returned the fishermen to shore by boat.