The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will reopen Fort Snelling State Park after a three-week closure due to rains and flooding. The DNR will reopen the park Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. The parked closed June 22 when the main park road flooded.
Recent rains are causing problems throughout the Twin Cities. Groundwater levels are very high right now. The soft land is leading to small landslides in backyards. Tim Cowedry, a groundwater geologist with the U.S. Geographical Survey, says water is in great supply – but it’s not just the water you can see.
Steve Buan of the National Weather Service says that historically late spring flooding could occur in the Red River Valley.
Extensive flood damage in northeast Minnesota could disrupt your weekend plans.
Widespread rains gave a boost to topsoil moisture across Minnesota last week, but crop conditions remained relatively unchanged.
Minnesota is inching closer to the rainfall record for May. That’s a good thing for Minnesota’s rivers.
A Saturday morning downpour caused a parking lot at a New Brighton apartment complex to flood, and the water damaged dozens of vehicles and storage units.