Weather Forecast

Levee Road runs right along the Mississippi River and goes underwater as soon as the river hits 14 feet in Red Wing. On Friday, the road was wet from rain and snow, but no floodwaters. The weather over the next couple of weeks will determine whether Red Wing and Goodhue County sees any spring flooding, experts say.

Don't start filling sandbags yet: Too early to tell if spring floods will come

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In the past two weeks, Goodhue County has received nearly 11 inches of snow and nearly three-quarters of an inch of rain. All that moisture might eventually make its way to the Mississippi, causing the river to overrun its banks and Goodhue County residents to start piling up the sandbags.


Or, it might not.

Long story short, the jury is still out on whether all the recent precipitation will result in any significant spring flooding.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.