Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Watching the River Rise

The Minnesota River crested Saturday night. This is an annual event and a harbinge of spring. Sometimes the snow melt is rapid causing flooding. More often, it's a slower melt. This year, the melting was fast. So far, the damage is not serious, but there is some flooding in the fields. Hopefully, this will not slow the farmers down as they sow their crops.

Believe me when I say, the levees are full at Sibley Park.

The river has reached the peak of its banks.

Another view as the river flows to meet the Blue Earth River.

Another view of the river.

Here you can see Veteran's Bridge. If you take this bridge you can drive from Mankato to North Mankato. Look how full the river is!

Soon the river will crest and spring will begin.

1 comment:

angelinabeadalina said...

Glad it isn't causing too many problems, even with the fast melt. Thanks for the photo tour.