Although temperatures will slowly climb back up, we can look forward to a slowly falling Mississippi River level as we go through this week.
On Wednesday, March 27, the Mississippi River at Red Wing hit flood stage at 14 feet at 3:45 a.m. By Friday, flood levels were at whopping 15.12 feet by 2:15 p.m.
Sunday evening’s crest on the Mississippi at St. Paul marks the eighth highest flood of record for the Mississippi, and the highest water level of five years. The National Weather Service forecasts a crest of 16.5 feet overnight Monday to Tuesday in Red Wing, and is expected to stay above 15 feet through April 5.
Spring is surely on it’s way with a steady increase in temperatures and the crest of the Mississippi River this week in Red Wing.
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