As if last fall wasn’t enough, the Cannon River has flooded portions of Carleton College again. Students are on break until Monday, and school staffers are bracing for the cresting of the river — though when that will happen no one is sure.
It could be worse, the school says on its Web site:
As of Wednesday morning, the water level—which is described as moderate to heavy spring flooding—was still at least three feet below heights reached during the September 2010 flood.
Check the site for details on the affected areas, and click here for more photos.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.