Dale and Bob.......some years are wet and some are dry. I think this is just an exceptionally wet year. We've had El Nino and El Nina for ever. The weather people down in St. Petersburg, Fl. predicted this last fall because of an El Nina which set up in the South Atlantic someplace. Who knows, next year we may be begging for rain. These things come in cycles.
In the 70's it was a coming ice age, 80's acid rain, 9o's the ozone layer, oo's globle warming, now in the teens it's climate change. I'm not a climate change denier but I do believe the world is an ever evolving planet.