2001 flood

In 2001, the Mississippi River crested twice at downtown St. Paul, and both were record crests: 23.76 feet on April 16, and 23.6 feet on April 30. It's very possible that we'll see a double crest this year, too.

The Science Museum of Minnesota opened in its current location in 2000, and 2001 was our first big flood experience. (Click on the slideshow to stop it and view bigger images.)

Were you around for the 2001 flood? Have pictures? Stories? Share 'em! Post a comment below.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Rose's picture
Rose says:

I remember this flood quite well. I was 6 years old and my parents took me to see the flood. We all stood on the high bridge and watched the water, That was my first time really seeing a flood and the power of the Great Mississippi River,

posted on Thu, 03/24/2011 - 1:18pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Wow, I wish I could've been there! That sounds amazing!

posted on Thu, 03/24/2011 - 6:11pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:


posted on Mon, 03/28/2011 - 11:58am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this is sooo cool. i wonder how hi it eventually will get?

posted on Sat, 04/09/2011 - 11:31am
rebekah's picture
rebekah says:

i was born when that happened and it was cool.

posted on Fri, 03/25/2011 - 1:33pm
Rodriguez's picture
Rodriguez says:

Wow thats amazing and i wish i could have been there it looks cool, i was born here and i havent been here for a while, i didnt even know this had happened

posted on Sat, 03/26/2011 - 2:06pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

wow so cool!!!! very interesting!

posted on Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:58pm
Hylander89's picture
Hylander89 says:

I was 11 years old and I lived in Lake City at the time.... It was the highest I could remember.... several of what we call "points" on the river which had houses on them actually went under... sad. got most of the marina as well

posted on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 2:27pm
parker's picture
parker says:

was it dangerous

posted on Sat, 04/16/2011 - 11:07am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I was working at SMM then. I remember watching from the big windows as parents let their kids play in flood water filled with Flying Spaghetti Monster knows what. Not the greatest moment in the History of Hygiene.

posted on Sat, 04/16/2011 - 6:37pm
damien's picture
damien says:

i was 1 year old when this happened

posted on Wed, 04/20/2011 - 9:01am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i remember the johns town flood i just got out of there in time[it was a very bad flood]

posted on Wed, 04/20/2011 - 9:45am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i saw a really big flood on the black river last yr.

posted on Mon, 04/25/2011 - 1:53pm

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