Floodwaters engorged by a 24-hour deluge of up to 10 inches crumbled roads and damaged homes and businesses in Duluth, Superior and surrounding areas on Wednesday and caused the drowning deaths of dozens of animals at the Lake Superior Zoo.RELATED CONTENT
The Mississippi River at Red Wing has continued dropping consistently this week despite rain. The level dropped from 11.18 feet Sunday to 10.76 feet Friday.
The Mississippi River near Red Wing is reaching its second crest, according to the National Weather Service.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, reopened Lock and Dam 4, near Alma, Wis., today to all navigation.
With less rain than anticipated falling during the weekend, river level predictions have receded. The National Weather Service has predicted a second crest of the Mississippi River at 14.8 feet Thursday at Red Wing. Water levels are expected to go down again next weekend, although rain and possibly some snow in the weather forecast for Friday could affect river levels.
Warmer weather has hit the Red Wing area, but flooding remains mild for now, with the Mississippi River yet to reach flood stage.
Here we are within the transfer from a wild winter to a wild spring.
The risk of major flooding has decreased due to recent cold weather, but some Red Wing area roads and parks are still seeing closures.
This week, the National Weather Service is predicting the Mississippi River will crest Friday morning at around 13.5 feet. That's half of a foot shy of minor flood stage.
While recent predictions have waters reaching lower levels than originally anticipated, there are still safety issues that can stem from flood season - and many that can be prevented.RELATED CONTENT
We live in an amazing community. On Saturday, more than 100 volunteers turned out to “Keep the Y Dry,” filling and placing sandbags and building a 45-foot flood wall
While the Red Wing Arts Association was busy indoors preparing to move up the hill to a temporary refuge, Joe Goggin was circling the Milwaukee Road Depot, trying to figure out how to keep the historic building safe and dry.
Uncertain just how bad it's going to get in the coming weeks, the Red Wing Arts Association is packing up and moving out of the Milwaukee Road Depot before the Mississippi River spills over its banks.RELATED CONTENT
The latest predictions from the National Weather Service, released Thursday, show flooding along the Mississippi River to be less severe than originally thought.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency urges home and business owners to think about potential spring flooding and to walk through the house, garage and sheds to gather up unwanted or expired household products that could become hazardous waste if flooded.