April is less than half over, but we’ve already had way more snow than average.
Water levels on the drought-plagued Mississippi River are expected to keep dropping over the next several weeks, according to a new forecast Wednesday that comes amid worries that barge traffic soon could be squeezed along a key stretch of the vital shipping corridor.
The dock tells the story of White Bear Lake, ending way before the water. Or the nearby boat lift, left high and dry.
A year after the Mississippi River swelled to near-historic proportions and flooded farms and homes from Illinois to Louisiana, the level along the waterway’s southern half is so low that cargo barges have run aground and their operators have been forced to lighten their loads.
It’s been mystifying residents and scientists for a number of years: Where is all the water going in White Bear Lake? While there are no simple answers, those studying the problem believe they’ve found a cause — but it won’t be easy to fix.
After a cool dry spring: the skies opened and haven’t let up. While much of the country is covered in drought conditions, Minnesota has been far wetter than normal. So, which is worse: a summer drought or a soggy summer?
For the past couple of years it’s been a growing mystery: Where’s all the water going in White Bear Lake?
It’s more work than rest at many central Minnesota lake homes and cabins, because unusually high water levels are submerging docks that were left out over winter.
The Upper St. Anthony Falls and Lower St. Anthony Falls locks and dams in downtown Minneapolis as well as Lock and Dam No. 1 next to Minnehaha Park were closed to recreational boats Tuesday due to high water flows on the Mississippi River. The locks and dams will stay closed for approximately one week.
Stevie T. fills in for John and takes a page from the Morning Show. Steve speaks with Star Tribune entertainment and pop culture columnist John Rash about the astounding TV numbers for Thursday night’s NFL […]