Heavy Rain Replenishes Soil 29 May 12

All of the recent rainfall around the area has replenished the soil moisture level, putting an end to a nearly year-long drought. More than nine inches of rain in some locations has made this the wettest May in Minnesota history. The National Weather Service reports that the state’s rivers, marshes and lakes are returning to normal levels, although Flood Warnings are in place in some locations, including for the Cottonwood River in New Ulm, which is expected to crest at just-above minor flood stage at some point tonight.