Recent rains and warmer-than-normal temperatures have led the National Weather Service to revise its flood projections to caution that waters could reach flood stage on the Minnesota River on Wednesday in Montevideo, and March 21 in Granite Falls. Ice-filled waterways are opening, as in this photo of Hawk Creek as it meets state Highway 23 south of Willmar. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Waters coming faster, but not necessarily higher
GRANITE FALLS -- Predicting a flood is a lot like cheering for a certain Minnesota sport team: You never really know what's going to happen, but you hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
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