Spring flooding is likely across Minnesota this year. Craig Schmit is a hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Chanhassen:

“Of course, the main factors are going to be what kind of snowpack are we going to end up with and then what our melt looks like and the temperature profile we end up with in March. And whether we get more snow while the melt is going on or rain on top of snow.”

Schmit says areas that haven’t seen flooding in the past will likely be more susceptible this year due to high soil moisture and river levels.