Spring flooding? Bet on it

  • February 11, 2011 - 8:33 PM

The North Central River Forecast Center, an arm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration based in Chanhassen, has calculated the chances of "major flooding" along Minnesota rivers between now and May 1. "Major flooding" means road and bridge closings, temporary dikes, sewer backups and other threats to low-lying homes and businesses.

City River Percent chance

St. Paul Mississippi 85

Hastings Mississippi 90

Anoka Mississippi 17

Savage Minnesota 65

Delano Crow 75

Stillwater St. Croix 60

New Ulm Cottonwood 55

Fargo-Moorhead Red 95

Crookston Red Lake 40

Source: NOAA

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