The Driftless Region Home › Forums › The Drift › The Driftless Region This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Scotty MacFly 7 months, 4 weeks ago. Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) Author Posts February 23, 2017 at 11:09 am #6078 Scotty MacFlyParticipant I keep hearing about that area in Wisconsin ( or is it Michigan ?) and I don’t know what it is, or why it’s called that. I would like to know why it’s called the Driftless region. Can anyone tell me? February 24, 2017 at 10:39 am #6079 GrsdlnrParticipant I’ve usually heard the term in reference to Wisconsin and it was because the area lacked “drift” which is an archaic word for the material left behind by glaciers – boulders, gravel, etc. As a spring creek nut, it’s on my bucket list. February 24, 2017 at 2:01 pm #6080 Scotty MacFlyParticipant Thanks Grs. I thought it was filled with streams that didn’t have much of a flow, almost still water. Low flow, hence driftless. I couldn’t find anything that nailed it as simply as you just described it. Thank you. Author Posts Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.