Floodwaters dropping on the Minnesota River
The Minnesota River has fallen from its crest of 19.84 feet one week ago in Montevideo -- 5.84 feet above flood stage -- to 18.35 feet on Wednesday afternoon. The river needs to drop to about 17 feet before the city can restore sanitary sewer services to the Smith Addition. Based on current projections by the National Weather Service, that could happen sometime on Sunday, said City Manager Steve Jones.
Floodwaters in Granite Falls had dropped to 891.5 feet, or 3.5 feet above flood level, on Wednesday. The river had crested last Thursday at 893.01 feet.