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Minnesota River rising towards expected crests in Montevideo, Granite Falls

MONTEVIDEO -- The Minnesota River is rising towards its expected crests in Montevideo and Granite Falls.

The river had reached 19.66 feet in Montevideo this morning, or 5.66 feet above flood stage. It is expected to reach a crest of 20 feet tonight, which is very similar to last year's crest of 20.09 feet.

The river reached 892.65 feet in Granite Falls this morning, or 4.65 feet above flood stage. The Weather Service is predicting a crest of 892.9 feet on Friday morning, which would be lower than last year's crest.

Additional precipitation could bump the projected crests upward. The current forecast includes a possibility of rain into the weekend.

Tom Cherveny

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

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