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Flooding
« on: February 25, 2020, 07:58:36 AM »
Well, I knew last Fall this was gonna come out....another year of floods.  There goes our fishing for another year down here.... :rolleyes:  :banghead:

https://kttc.com/2020/02/24/flood-risk-on-mississippi-above-average-for-this-time-of-year/
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Re: Flooding
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2020, 08:07:15 AM »
Agreed reb,ice damns started flooding the anoka area in december,high water levels from fall didn't help...rum n the mississ both

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Re: Flooding
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2020, 08:12:15 AM »
As of yday, my fishing buddy and I sat down and planned to hit Cedar, Mazaska, Shields, over in Faribault this year, and skip this area entirely...if they aren't flooded too. Just haveta have a long drive to fish, which sucks.  :angry:
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Re: Flooding
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2020, 10:20:46 AM »
So far we are getting a nice slow melt like we need.

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Re: Flooding
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2020, 10:56:49 AM »
Just putting together some weather info for a presentation tomorrow & there are some positives like that one Art. The gradual freeze-thaw like what we've got going is definitely a plus. Snow depth and moisture content vs. a year ago in the upper Missisippi basin is apples and oranges. Frost depth too is shallower so when the soil does thaw, tile drainage from the winter months below the frost should have created some space for additional water.

The real downer is that areas of WI, No. IL, SD, NE, & western IA as well  as SE & SW MN still have relatively full soil profiles. To the south the same is true in places like eastern KS, western MO, AR, TN, MS, eastern OK, LA are soaked too so that has to work its way thru the system. The 30 day outlook for March is calling for better than even chances of below normal precip for much of the eastern corn belt & better than even chances of below normal temperatures to the saturated area to the south, meaning perhaps fewer convective thunderstorm events across that area, so potentially good news.         
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Re: Flooding
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2020, 11:50:16 AM »
Some of the tiles have run all winter. It won't take much for the frost to go out.

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Re: Flooding
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2020, 12:00:14 PM »
True. The frost depth is somewhere in the 14" - 16" range in these parts. Was 14" on the 18th at the SROC & there were some cold days last week. It might be closer to 16" now. Basing that on the fact that the walk in door on the barn is binding again.  :laugh: Last year at this time the frost was 19" and we had from 15" to 2' of snow on top of it. Maintained it too up until mid-March. No wonder spring was so slow last year!
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