CHANHASSEN (LEARFIELD) – Spring flooding is likely across Minnesota this year.

The National Weather Service office in Chanhassen’s hydrologist Craig Schmit says the amount of moisture in the soil means that there is a chance some areas of the state that haven’t seen flooding in recent years, may deal with it.

“Of course the main factors are going to be what kind of snow pack we end up with and then what our melt looks like,” said Schmit. “What kind of temperature profile we end up with in March and whether we get more snow while the melt is going on, and whether or not we get more rain on top of snow.”

Schmit adds that some areas that have not seen flooding in the past will likely be more susceptible this year because of the soil moisture and river levels.

He is encouraging people to make sure their flood insurance is up to date.