The start of this week came with early season flood warnings near Redwood Falls, but National Weather Service Hydrologist Craig Schmidt said overall flood forecasts stayed static in March.

“The only areas that might have come up a little bit are in the Minnesota Basin, some of the drainages that have come in from the south where the last few storms dropped a little more snow,” he said.

Schmidt added, “Everywhere else, save for the upper Mississippi and in the St. Croix and Chippewa Basins, we’re looking close to normal. The runoff peak for the Mississippi would begin mid-April or so. And then as we get to Wisconsin probably closer to early May.”