Enough rain has fallen on the area lately that some are actually starting to complain about all the wet stuff. Usually, a few days of rain is dismissed with "we need it" and folks move on. But rain and the late winter snow storm that brought March in like a lion has soured some on all the wet stuff.

After four straight years of below average rainfall, the water tables in the area are up because of higher than average wet weather in March.

Even with a wet March, the region needs a lot more rainfall to make up for the dry conditions of past years. The snowfall at the beginning of the month helped restore nutrients to the ground during the week it took for the foot of white stuff and three-foot-high drifts to melt.  But we could have used three or four such snowfalls over the winter months.

So let it rain. We need it.