Wednesday, July 13, 2016

July 13, 2016: Flood update; Record crest expected on the Saint Croix River at Danbury and near Grantsburg, WI; Scattered showers through the evening

/Issued 3:38 PM CDT, Wednesday, July 13, 2016/

Flood warnings/advisories for the green shaded areas on map.  Source,

Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

*Flood warning continues for south central Pine County Minnesota until 5:30 PM CDT Thursday*

10 AM Wednesday - The stage on Kettle River below Sandstone was at about 17.5 feet.  The river is near its crest but could approach 18 feet today.  This is similar to the record levels of June 2012.

*Flood warning continues for southeastern Pine County Minnesota and southwestern Burnett county in Wisconsin until 1:45 AM CDT Friday*

10 AM Wednesday - The Saint Croix River stage at Danbury was about 8.4 feet and the stage near Grantsburg was about 12.6 feet.  At Danbury - The river is forecast to crest between 11 and 13 feet by late today or early Thursday.  Near Grantsburg - The river is forecast to crest between 16 and 18 feet Thursday.

*The record stage at Danbury is 8.7 feet and near Grantsburg the record stage is 15.1 feet.  Forecast crests are higher than the current record levels at both sites.

*Flood warning continues for the Mississippi River at Aitkin affecting Aitkin and Crow Wing Counties*

*Flood warning continues for the Snake River near Pine City affecting Pine County.

*Flood warning continues for the Mississippi River near Fort Ripley affecting Morrison and Crow Wing Counties.

*Flood advisory until 11:15 PM CDT tonight for northwestern Douglas County Wisconsin*

Nemadji River stage near Superior was near 23.4 feet and it already crested Tuesday afternoon.

*Flood advisory continues until 11:30 PM CDT tonight for central Ashland County Wisconsin.

Source:  Duluth News Tribune

Road closures as of Wednesday afternoon, July 13.

Highways 48/77 bridge between Danbury and Hinckley.

All river landings along the Namekagon River, as well as the Saint Croix River north of Highway 70.

U.S. Highway 2
U.S. Highway 63
State Highway 13 - All remained closed in spots due to washouts

State Highway 23 near Bruno

County Highway W at the Nemadji River
County Highway G at the Totagatic River near the Washburn County line
Several town roads in Summit and the town of Superior

More road closures can be found at this link -