With each change of season, there are new types of flooding that may occur. Spring flooding often happens when there is a combination of a heavy snow year mixed with early warm temperatures causing rapid snowmelt that overflows rivers and other waterways. Often, the frozen ground isn’t able to absorb the melting snow or water.
Farmland, towns, and cities located near rivers and streams are often areas hit most with spring flooding. Dams and levees are engineering feats used to help control water.