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Montevideo watches as floodwaters show signs of receding

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MONTEVIDEO -- The Minnesota River crested Tuesday morning at 20.13 feet in Montevideo, and the waters are slowly starting to go down, according to City Manager Steve Jones.

He said the crest is the fourth highest on record. A record crest of 23.9 feet was recorded April 6, 1997.

The U.S. Highway 212 levee had been raised prior to the crest and the city was not experiencing any major problems. "Much better,'' Mayor Jim Curtiss said of the situation.

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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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