As of 11:19am, the US Geological Survey is forecasting that the Mississippi River will crest here in downtown St. Paul at 18 feet.

New flood crest prediction, 3/17
New flood crest prediction, 3/17Courtesy USGS

That would put Water Street and the lower section of Lilydale Regional Park underwater (at 14'), require secondary flood walls at the St. Paul Downtown Airport (17'), submerge much of Harriet Island (17.5'), and make Warner Road impassable due to high water.

An 18-foot crest would also make this year's flood #9, historically speaking, bumping the flood of 1986 (16.10') off the top-10 list.

Also, check out our full feature on the 2010 Mississippi River flooding.

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Kate's picture
Kate says:

As I live along the river, I've been watching the river rise daily for the past couple of weeks and shooting photos to document the ever changing river. Here are photos from this morning.

Kate's photos, 3/17 (1)
Kate's photos, 3/17 (1)Courtesy Kate Hintz

Kate's photos, 3/17 (2)
Kate's photos, 3/17 (2)Courtesy Kate Hintz

Kate's photos, 3/17 (3)
Kate's photos, 3/17 (3)Courtesy Kate Hintz

posted on Wed, 03/17/2010 - 5:03pm
KelsiDayle's picture
KelsiDayle says:

Beautiful photos, Kate! Thanks for sharing.

posted on Fri, 03/26/2010 - 3:03pm

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