|Mississippi River Floodwaters on the Rise|
The Upper Mississippi River has filled the bottoms along the dike road between Nelson, Wisconsin and Wabasha, Minnesota - and many of the farm fields in the area. Over the past three days it's continued to rise.
I drove across the dike road Thursday afternoon and snapped the photo on the left. Normally the Refuge sign is about 5-feet from the ground. This morning, I had trouble finding it - it's totally submerged.
|Looking Up-River at Beach Park|
Beach Park, at the west end of Wabasha, MN is flooded and the campground empty of RVs.
|CR 84 to Weaver Dunes|
"Road closed" signs are up at Pembroke Ave and US 61 - by the AmericInn - and down in Kellogg at County 84, where the Mississippi River backed up into the wetlands and over the road.
|County Road 84 in Kellogg|
Tonight's forecast is rain. More flooding is expected on the Upper Mississippi and on the Lower Chippewa River in Durand, Wisconsin.
|Heading towards Floodstage in Durand|