Last year was droughtish and water levels plummeted. It began with a less snowy winter than usual, and precipitation remained low for the duration.
This winter, however, was one of our snowier ones, and precipitation has been abundant since then. For example, we had 5cm/2in last Wednesday.
Sunday being nice, we headed to the nearby walking path for a gander about, and we saw water, lots of water. The river has flowed right under the footbridge. You can see the usual channel off in the distance to the left. While it is a low, swampy area anyway (hence, the bridge), I have never seen it like this, and it was dry down there last year.
Peering into the water from the bridge.
And a few more shots of water and reflections,
And a pair of mallards were swimming where there is usually land. They stopped to preen for a minute before swimming off.