July rainfall tops two inches in Elk River

As of Thursday, a total of 2.16 inches of rain had fallen in Elk River during July.

That includes .57 of an inch in a rainfall on Wednesday, July 18, according to Steve Ziemer of Elk River Municipal Utilities.

Meanwhile, no grass fires have been reported recently in Elk River or Zimmerman despite the recent stretch of blisteringly hot, dry weather.

Zimmerman Fire Chief Ryan Maloney said earlier this week that they have had no grass fires so far in July. Elk River Fire Chief T. John Cunningham also reported no recent grass fires.