By Ryan Gueningsman
DELANO, MN Recent rain has led to an increase of the Crow River water level.
As of Thursday afternoon, the river was at a level of 10.92 feet, with a projection to hit 16 feet by Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. River levels spiked Wednesday night through Thursday morning by almost 2 feet.
As of press time, there were no advisories or warnings in effect for the Crow River in the Delano area. Flood stage is 16.5 feet.
“We are monitoring it and most likely will have to engage some of our flood response efforts at 16 feet,” Delano City Administrator Phil Kern said. “We will have to set up some pumps at that level.”
Kern noted the last two years, the river has seen levels of more than 20 feet.
“It is nothing urgent, but there will be staff around over the holiday weekend to keep an eye on things,” he said.
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