Category Archives: Flooding

Views of the 1965 flood

While we wait for the river to rise again, here are some great flood photos from 1965. That flood still holds the record for the highest St. Croix River crest. Use the full-screen button to see more detail. Do you … Continue reading

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Sunday’s flood updates

For those of you who are catching up on the last few days of flood news, the St. Croix River crested on Thursday, but the Stillwater Lift Bridge remained open. This morning, the river appeared noticeably lower. With warmer temperatures, … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to a second crest

The Stillwater Gazette posts a recap of yesterday morning’s community flood meeting. While the first crest is forecast for Friday at a level below flood stage (but high enough to close the Lift Bridge), a second crest will likely be … Continue reading

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Flood chart tutorial and Lowell Park photos

Do those 90-day charts mystify you? The weather service posted a helpful video explaining how to interpret them. For the St. Croix, the charts show that based on the conditions last Wednesday, there is about a 50% chance of major … Continue reading

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Flood forecasts

On Friday morning, I wondered if the cold weather was just a reprieve, or if it changed the overall picture for St. Croix flooding this spring. The latest forecast, published later on Friday, has a much better-looking prediction for the … Continue reading

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Friday morning flood news

After the on-off-on-off-on again flood levee stories of the past week, with the final “on-off-on” happening yesterday alone, there actually isn’t much new this morning. In the latest forecast, issued last night, the river will reach 86 feet Monday afternoon … Continue reading

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Changing plans for the Stillwater levee

The Stillwater Gazette has more details on Stillwater’s decision to delay starting work on the dike due to a lower forecast. Later in the day, however, the forecast rose again. Downstream, the Gazette notes that sandbagging and other preparations are … Continue reading

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A lower, later crest?

Stillwater police chief John Gannaway in the Star Tribune this morning: In Stillwater, the National Weather Service is projecting a lower crest to occur around March 30 or 31 for the St. Croix River. That update prompted the city to … Continue reading

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Some help from the weather?

The weather service has a new forecast out for the Stillwater this evening, showing the river tapering off about a foot below flood stage. That’s a lot different than what we were seeing a few days ago. On the one … Continue reading

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Today’s Flood News

Some of today’s flood news stories: The Stillwater Lift Bridge is closed today to allow Mn/DOT to test the lift mechanism. If (when) the river gets too high, they’ll need to close the bridge and leave the lift span open. … Continue reading

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