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Mike Axford delivers a pallet of sandbags to a staging area along U.S. Highway 212. The sandbags Axford was moving were among some 5,000 filled and stacked previously by volunteers in Maynard. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

2010 water levels will be some for the record books

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MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo was hoping to breathe a sigh of relief this morning.Flood preparations as of late Monday were on track to meet expectations for a river crest of 20.1 feet Monday night, which would make it the fourth highest flood event on record.


It's also the earliest on record, but it is 3.8 feet lower than then record 23.9 feet flood crest on April 6, 1997.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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