Photo: After a number of unusually wet years, a local pond has experienced dramatic growth.
As evidenced by high water in our backyards, ditches, ponds and lakes most of us already know this has been a very wet year. According to the experts at the Minnesota State Climatology Office, 2013-2018 has been the wettest six year period on record. The wet trend has continued throughout 2019. The MSP Airport weather station has reported the 8th wettest start to a year on record (January 1 to May 21, 2019). Notable, the 2010-2019 is nearing the historic designation as the wettest in the state’s recorded history.
The start of 2019 has presented a challenge to public agencies across the state. Continued above-average precipitation coupled with a substantial winter snow pack has led to elevated and sustained water levels throughout Vadnais Heights, and throughout most of the state of Minnesota.