A few weeks ago I posted an article on Lake Calhoun and how our warmer temperatures were bringing a resurgence of summer activity on it. Since then, we have received a number of consecutive days of rain – often in torrential downpours. This accumulation of rain, plus the snow form our winter, has officially made 2014 the wettest spring in Minnesota recorded history.
While it’s always good to have adequate moisture to ensure proper growing seasons for plants and crops, there is a downside to too much of a good thing. For us that downside is flooding. Minnesota is experiencing quite a bit of flooding now, but for me personally, this is experienced at Lake Calhoun.
What a difference a couple of weeks can make. The photos above were taken just two weeks apart. The nice thing is that a few warm dry weeks will help the waters to recede; but unfortunately for us, we have several more days a rain in the forecast.