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Geese swim Tuesday at the pond near the Flags of Honor in Willmar. The fast snow melt has raised the water levels and provides ample habitat for waterfowl migrating north. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Good and bad for area's waterfowl

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WILLMAR -- Good and bad occurs with most situations.

Take the warm temperatures and rapid snow melt over the past week. For people, the water produced by melting snow is not so good. It threatens basements and foundations and the general sanity of the public.

But the good is for waterfowl. Flooding means more places for ducks and geese to stop on their way to breeding grounds farther north.

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