The drought that's hit huge swathes of the country is also draining the audiences for outdoor activities.
Just look at the Fox River, about 50 miles southwest of Chicago. Water swirls and plunges over a dam in Yorkville, Ill. Normally there'd be lots of folks canoeing or kayaking here, but not today.
"As you can see most of my canoes are just sitting," says Greg Freeman, the owner of Freeman Sports Shop.