All the rain we’ve been receiving this spring could be helping with the low levels on Minnesota lakes. Assistant State Climatologist Pete Boulay:
“We’ve been whittling away at the drought and we’ve continued that wet pattern. We don’t know what’s going yet with all the lakes because a lot of them still have ice on north of the Twin Cities. But around the Twin Cities the ones that have lost their ice there’s has been a bit of a bump, about a half foot from last fall.”
Boulay says it’s a good sign that lake levels aren’t going down, but we’re not completely out of the woods yet. Farmers are welcoming the rains and hoping soil temperatures warm up soon.