At 8.5 inches on average, Harford County has received more rain that a lot of other arease in the Baltimore region. (MATT BUTTON | AEGIS STAFF, Homestead Publishing / July 1, 2013)

It comes as no surprise to those who live, work and try to play ball in Harford County that June was a very wet and stormy month. It was historically wet with the most rainfall for June since the legendary storm Agnes passed through in 1972.

And the area isn't through with the rain yet.

Farmers and gardeners have been working to keep their crops safe from too much moisture, while drivers have faced threats of flash flooding and the ground has stayed saturated into July.

On average, Harford got more rain than many other places in the Baltimore region, with 8.5 inches in June.

That is 60 percent higher than normal, National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Witt, from the Sterling, Va., office, said.

It is also more than the 7.18 inches averaged at Baltimore-Washington International Airport in June.

The 7-plus inches at BWI was the highest rainfall for the month since 1972, according to The Baltimore Sun.

In some places, like along the Susquehanna River, the number may be even higher.

John Balay, planning and operations manager for the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, said Harford's piece of the river got 10 inches between June 2 and July 1 – about 75 percent higher than average.

"This rainfall event has been pretty unique. It's been a steady stream of tropical moisture coming from the south," Balay said.

Despite the inches upon inches of rain, neither the county nor the Susquehanna River has not been especially flooded because conditions were so dry when June came in.

Balay said the Susquehanna is forecast to rise to 42 feet, which is not anywhere near close to flooding.

The current stream flow at Conowingo Dam is about 78,000 to 80,000 cubic feet per second, Balay said, less than the average of 86,000.

"We are definitely having significant rises in river levels. Fortunately for us, it was dry prior to this event so in the lower Susquehanna River proper," he said. "We had dried out a good bit in the month of June, not, like, drought-dry."

Witt said it should be the end of very heavy rains, for now, but some more precipitation is still likely through mid-July.

"We are going to get a little break this weekend," he noted.

Those who work with the land said the rain has been good in some ways and frustrating in others.

It is still early in the summer, so not too much produce has come in. Corn, however, seems to have been flourishing in Harford.

"The corn crop is wonderful. We are ecstatic about the corn," Paula Harman, of Harman's Farm in Churchville, said Wednesday about her crop.

Other plants and products have not done as well.