Due to the very dry conditions across the state this winter and the lack of any significant snow cover, the chances for flooding are below normal this spring. National Weather Service Hydrologist Craig Schmidt:

“We just have a lot less moisture in the soil as we headed into the winter. Last year we had a pretty dry fall so our soil moisture was able to drop a little bit so there is some room for some of the snowmelt to soak into the soil this year as opposed to the past couple of years when we were pretty saturated.”

Schmidt says the snowpack has pretty much melted across the state except for some remaining snow cover in ditches and shelterbelts.