MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Following the torrents of rain, the Crow River is among the first to get a flood warning tag from the National Weather Service, and in excess of 15 feet, it’s set to crest sometime Thursday.
The river that winds through Watertown has already flooded both the parking lot and park area of Rick Johnson Park on Lewis Avenue. Living in Watertown since 1965, long-time resident Marvin McNeese said he could only stop and stare.
“No, I have never seen it like this,” he said. “I live over on the other side and now the water is completely covering the dam and play area. You used to be able to walk across the river at this point.”