A Year After Flooding, Delano Plans Fourth Of July ParadeEach year the city of Delano has one of the largest and oldest Fourth of July parades in the state. But last year intense flooding of the Crow River almost cancelled the festivities.
Flood-Ravaged Delano Holds July 4th CelebrationsIt's been just over a week since Delano battled flood waters on the Crow River. The river crested at more than 21 feet, the second highest in history. Several businesses in the downtown area were forced to close along with a busy bridge. Homes were also threatened by the high water.
Dayton Meets With Emergency Managers On FloodingGov. Mark Dayton made the rounds of more Minnesota cities along flood-swollen rivers Tuesday to meet with emergency managers and local elected officials. Delano City Administrator Phil Kern told the governor a conservative estimate of damage from the Crow River is already at $250,000, about 10 percent of the city's budget.
Delano Continues To Deal With Crow River FloodingThe Delano area continues to deal with high water from the swollen Crow River after heavy rain came through the area last week. The Crow River crested late Monday night, reaching a depth of just over 21 feet. It's the second-highest in history for the city of Delano, but still two feet under the record set back in 1965.
Good Question: How Do They Forecast Flooding?When our state has flooding, experts are able to tell us days out exactly how high a river will rise. And they're usually correct within a couple inches. With millions of gallons of water involved, how do they know?
Rising Crow River Threatens Delano Residents, BusinessesThe water level on the Crow River is the second highest on record. The downtown area of Delano seems to be where flood waters are posing the biggest threat. A temporary levee has been set to guard businesses in the downtown, but it may not be enough. As you drive into Delano, you’ll see water spilling into roads.
Flooding Concerns Growing Around Twin CitiesThe Mississippi River is creeping up on downtown St. Paul, and it's just one of many areas around the state being affected by flooding. The river there won't crest until late next week but it's already triggered road closures.
Delano Residents Work Together As Crow River Rises As of Saturday afternoon, the Crow River was already three feet above flood stage. "It's pretty crazy, it gets high, but I don't think I've ever seen it this high before," said Melanie Sturman, from Delano.
Delano Battles Against Flood WatersCustomers sitting behind Three Crows Café are also now sitting just a couple feet from the Crow River. Three Crows Café co-owner Brad Coburn has been through this before. There was little flood damage in 2010, but Coburn's not sure luck is on their side this time.
After Days Of Rain, Watertown, Delano Deal With FloodingFollowing the torrents of rain received over the past several days has arrived the inevitable rising of our rivers. 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 is set to crest sometime Thursday.
New Rain Ratchets Up Crow River Flood ConcernsSo far the earth has been able to absorb the 3 and a half to 6 inches of rainwater that has fallen throughout the county, pushing the Crow River slowly but surely toward minor flood stage.
Minn. Has 2 Additions To State Water Trail SystemMinnesota has two new additions to its state water trail system -- the South Fork of the Crow River west of the Twin Cities and the Blue Earth River, which feeds the Minnesota River at Mankato.