Recent rains and a relatively warm weekend have cleared out about 90 to 95 percent of our snow and ice and are causing a significant runoff. We went to several of our unofficial wildlife check points yesterday to get a sense of the effects.

Patten Stream, one of our more picturesque fish- and eel-climbing waterways in nearby Surry, was a torrent:


The local streams that the deer drink from in the heart of the Brooklin woods were breaking out of their ice tunnels and showing parts of their beauty:


The boggier parts of those woods were still awash in water over thin ice:


The culverts that drain marsh and field ponds when they reach their capacity were draining constantly:


But, there still were large patches of snow and ice along the back trails:


The March 2019 Climate Review from the National Weather Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. forecasts that April will have above average temperatures., but will not be an unusually wet or dry month. (Brooklin, Maine)