There has been a lot of moisture this winter. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says this winter was a lot dryer than the winter of 2007 which help attribute to the record flooding of 2008. Hillaker says the winter of 2007 was record breaking. He says 2007 was very wet, record wettest August ever, 4th wettest October ever and 2nd wettest December ever, which all led to the record flooding in 2008. Hillaker says with the lack of snow still on the ground, he doesnt see a lot of melting and rising water levels in the spring which should hold off another record flooding.