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Posted on January 22, 2019 at 10:30 AM by Ryan Hiniker
Drainage update 1/21/2019
Upcoming Drainage Hearings or Meetings:
No upcoming meetings or hearings.
Three Minnesota towns crowned new kings of rainfall totals:
Three towns in southeastern Minnesota have broken the state's previous rainfall totals. The previous record was from Waseca in 2016 at 56.24 inches. The three record breaking cities include Harmony, Mabel, and Caledonia. Harmony came in at the top spot at 60.21 inches. These new record totals are unofficial until certified by National Weather Service. Most precipitation records aren’t broken by multiple inches, making this potential new record even more impressive.
Researchers are saying that Minnesota rainfall amounts have been increasing since the 1970’s. This current decade is said to be possibly the wettest in Minnesota history. Major storms are becoming more and more common and frequent. Minnesota can be the land of two extremes. While many cities have been seeing wetter than normal conditions, other parts of the state are seeing lower than normal precipitation levels. Predicting weather patterns is becoming harder and harder to do for many climatologists.
Spring Tree Buying:
2019 Tree Program has begun!
Our local Blue Earth County SWCD is holding its annual spring tree sale. If you’re in the market for some new varieties of trees or shrubs, check out the link for more information. http://blueearthswcd.org/tree-program/
I was able to go up north on a fishing trip recently. We went as far as you can possible fish in the United States, and we also fished into Canada for one day. It was a very fun experience, and I highly recommend it for my fellow fishing enthusiasts. Below you will find just a few photos from my trip. No record book Walleyes were caught, I but still had a great time making memories.
Recent Drainage Inspections – week of January 14 – January 18:
We require that all repairs to a county drainage system (tile or open ditch) be authorized by one us in the drainage office, either Craig or myself, before any repairs are made.
Drainage Management Specialist