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Boreal Walker
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was down caching on the Zumbro River today. It is high and in the fields. Another week or two and I will be fighting the flood.
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KRedEP
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The current forecast for Shakopee/Savage is for the Minnesota to flood beginning Tuesday evening and crest on Saturday. I'd better get out to retrieve a few. I haven't been there to see it, but someone mentioned tonight that much of that river is still ice covered.
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loneeagle_24
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just went down and checked the MN river here in Montevideo this afternoon. It is still ice covered, but there is some water showing through in spots. Right now they are talking sometime early in the last week of March that it will crest here in town. I think with the cooler temps coming in the following few days this might help eleviate some of the concerns and might reduce the crest level.

We are supposed to be getting our sanding machine back on Wednesday or so and will begin sandbagging here in town at that time.
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ice on top doesn't necessarily indicate water flow underneath. Ice can also be a problem when it starts to create ice dams, backing up the water.
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Trekkin' and Birdin'
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We were in the Cannon River valley yesterday and it's running high. Also, we had too much fast water to safely circumvent a big fence over the old road bridge in the Dorer Forest near the bike trail in Red Wing.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, in Miesville Ravine yesterday, the Cannon was at the very top of its bank and moving fast. It's about time Degauss hid another 5 star island cache on the Cannon for us all to compete over..
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Boreal Walker
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
Yep, in Miesville Ravine yesterday, the Cannon was at the very top of its bank and moving fast. It's about time Degauss hid another 5 star island cache on the Cannon for us all to compete over..


Was down that way today. I am in for a dgauss terrain 5. Should be entertaining. Wear your helmet. Twisted Evil
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seamusbleu
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pulled a couple caches saturday by the river in shakopee. It looked like the river could rise about 6 feet before it spilled over (though it was probably more). I walked over the old ferry bridge today (sunday) and the river is really wide. Very little ice in that area. I hope the cooling forecast for this week isn't too little to late.
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NYSandy23
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Crow River in Delano looks high but is still ice covered, so it looks peaceful. With the rain coming in on Tuesday night, all bets are off.
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loneeagle_24
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was in Granite falls on Sunday pulling a few of mine in that area and noticed that the ice is starting to break up there. The water is still a LOT lower than I would think it would be after all of the snowmelt in the last week or so. It does sound like a couple of weeks ago they opened up the dam at LQP lake to lower the lake level so it wouldn't be quite as bad there when we do get the high water.

I believe starting today they were going to block part of Hwy 212 off just SE of town as they were going to raise the level of the dike and normally put the raised part right on the HWY. It might depend on how heavy the rain comes in the next day or so as to how much they get done.
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Virtual was on the news tonight.

Well, the location was. Sad
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MNMizzou
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that where that backhoe flipped?
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MNMizzou wrote:
Is that where that backhoe flipped?


I didn't see it. My wife told me. Seven Mile Creek Park, the river is six feet up ground level at the shelter.
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MNMizzou
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

King Boreas wrote:
MNMizzou wrote:
Is that where that backhoe flipped?


I didn't see it. My wife told me. Seven Mile Creek Park, the river is six feet up ground level at the shelter.


Yup that's where it was. Sad deal, wasn't down there for it, but talked briefly with the crew that was down there.
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ST11
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Instead of sand why don't the use floor dry? Cool
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