Duluth's forty-three named streams
Duluth boasts forty-three named streams within the city, and there are numerous other unnamed creeks. Many of these streams are surprisingly quiet and beautiful, even in the middle of downtown
Duluth's twelve trout streams
Duluth has forty-three named streams in the city and twelve of these are trout streams. They are Chester, Miller, Amity, East Branch of Amity, Kingsbury, Sargent, Mission, Coffee, Keene, Stewart, Lester River, and Tischer. Protecting these high quality streams is one of our top priorities.
Why the streams are part of the stormwater system?
Duluths streams play an important role in conveying stormwater. They are a natural stormwater system and our crews maintain the streams by clearing brush, removing sediment, stopping erosion,
How you can protect them?
Protecting Duluth's stormwater is easy. Think of your curb and gutter as lakeshore property- remember that whatever is on the street washes down the storm drain runs straight into our streams and the Lake. Don't blow your leaves and grass clippings into the street. Sweep up road salt in the spring. Pick up pet droppings. Wash your car on the lawn where the soapy water can soak into the ground, not the driveway where the water will flow into the storm sewer. Don't litter- much of that trash ends up in our lakes and streams.