The river retreats

We usually pay attention to these river charts from the National Weather Service only in the spring, when the Red River or Mississippi River begins its nearly annual march over their banks.

But this is the first time we’ve seen a graph quite like this. It’s the St. Louis River near Cloquet, and it details just how quickly it came up the other night.


As of 10 this morning, the news is, the river level started coming down.

Getting less attention is the Mississippi River in Aitkin…


It’s coming your way, Brainerd…


That’ll all end up in Saint Paul by the middle of next week. Locks and dams in the Twin Cities region will be closed to recreational boaters starting on Friday morning.