ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Mississippi River is starting to cover Harriet Island near downtown St. Paul.

The river has risen about five feet in the past three days to just under 18 feet in St. Paul on Sunday. It’s projected to crest just above 19 feet around Wednesday. Major flood stage is 17 feet.

Many people flocked to the riverfront to see the Mississippi up close Sunday, before the city closes Harriet Island Park on Monday.

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Comments (4)
  1. thoththebuilder says:

    That would be a shame if dwntwn Saint Paul flooded. That one bar and two eateries they have there would really suffer.

  2. BP says:

    actualy, the one bar is part of the eateries;-)

  3. JG says:

    Oh, the St. Paul hate here!

    I find it entertaining that when we flood, it’s like “eh” and go look at it – but when anywhere else south of the cities floods – it’s panic.

    1. angryblackbirdman says:

      cuz we be gots our stuff be builded up in the citzzle..

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