Rivers and creeks reached record highs in some parts of southern Minnesota this week and all that water is headed to the Minnesota River.

Meteorologist Michele Margraf said water levels in the basin will remain high in the short term and, “We would need a dry period of a couple of weeks to really return these rivers to normal levels. And it would also give the soil a chance to dry out as well, That was the problem with this last event, it was saturated because we had such a wet June.

She added that the good news is that it’s expected to stay dry in the near future and, “The following week is when we’ll start to see them decrease as long as we don’t get any future rain events. Right now it looks dry in the forecast until early next week which is good news.”