Monthly Archives: April 2011

A tunnel under the river?

Now that the river waters are getting closer to normal levels, it’s time for another bridge story. The Star Tribune has a story tonight that “citizen interest in a tunnel to divert interstate traffic from Stillwater has resurfaced in recent … Continue reading

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Crossing the lines

The Star Tribune has an interesting article tonight: Despite being blocked by police barricades, despite signs warning people to stay away and despite the deck of the bridge being raised above the surging water, more than half a dozen people … Continue reading

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St. Croix River reaches flood stage… and recent views

At 10 a.m., the river level was 87.01 feet at the Stillwater gage, just above flood stage. There isn’t much in the news today, but here are some photos from yesterday afternoon. The Stillwater lift bridge continues to be closed … Continue reading

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Just about at flood stage: Saturday morning updates

The St. Croix waters steadily rise, and the current forecast predicts that it will reach the official flood stage – 87 feet – overnight tonight. The water is already higher than the first crest. The main news yesterday, reported just … Continue reading

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Wednesday evening updates and Stillwater photos

The river continues to rise. Here’s a roundup of recent news coverage: The Stillwater Gazette has a good summary of recent developments in Stillwater. City Engineer Shawn Sanders told the council that the St. Croix is forecast to crest early … Continue reading

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Lift bridge to close Friday

From the City of Stillwater: LIFT BRIDGE UPDATE:  The lift bridge will close Friday, April 8, after the morning rush hour and will remain closed until the river goes down to a safe level.  Please check our website daily for … Continue reading

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A flood update from Wolf Marine

Wolf Marine, located about a mile north of Stillwater, sent the following update to its customers today: We had a crest last week and it did not reach our building. The river went down a bit, but it’s predicted to … Continue reading

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Tuesday evening updates

I’m holding my breath here as the Twins take a lead in the 10th inning. Not a whole lot of St. Croix flood news today, but the river has begun to rise again. The Star Tribune reports: The St. Croix … Continue reading

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Updated St. Croix River flood warning

Today, the National Weather Service issued a new flood warning for the St. Croix: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE ST CROIX RIVER AT STILLWATER. FROM FRIDAY EVENING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. AT 10:00 … Continue reading

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Monday morning flood news

There’s very little about St. Croix flooding in the news this morning. A brief item in the Star Tribune notes that flooding forecast for next weekend could close the Lift Bridge. This morning’s flood forecast graph, based on a forecast … Continue reading

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