NEW ULM – Flood warnings are out for many area rivers that are monitored by automatic river gauges.
CottonwoodRiver (New Ulm) – Currently at 13.23 feet, over the 13 foot flood stage. It’s expected to surpass the 16 foot major flood stage by midnight Tuesday, cresting at 17.1 feet by midnight Wednesday. The record is 20.9 feet in 1965. It hit 18.9 feet last September. LATEST READING
Minnesota River (New Ulm) – Currently at 796.2 feet, just over the 796 foot flood stage. It is forecast to surpass the 800 foot moderate flood stage by midnight Thursday, cresting at 802.6 feet by Sunday morning. The record is 811 in 1997. The river his 804.8 last March. LATEST READING
Minnesota River (Mankato) – Currently at 19.81 feet. Expected to surpass the 22 foot flood stage by Tuesday morning and the 25 foot moderate flood stage Wednesday evening. A crest of 25.5 is forecast for Thursday morning. The record in Mankato was 30.1 feet in 1993. Last year, the high crest was 28.25 feet in September. LATEST READING
Minnesota River (Henderson) – The Minnesota River at Henderson surpassed the 732 foot flood stage this morning. It is forecast to hit the 736 moderate flood stage Thursday morning, cresting at 737.6 by midday Friday. The record crest in Henderson was 739.6 in 1965. Last March, the area saw their seventh-highest crest of 737.5 feet. LATEST READING