Crow River overflows banks in Rogers, St. Michael

County Rd. 144 in Rogers looks like a river runs through it, and it pretty much does, as the Crow River overflowed its banks. The road is closed between Territorial Road and Willandale Road until further notice. (Sun staff photo by Aaron Brom)

County Rd. 144 in Rogers looks like a river runs through it, and it pretty much does, as the Crow River overflowed its banks. The road is closed between Territorial Road and Willandale Road until further notice. (Sun staff photo by Aaron Brom)

St. Michael resident Ralph Berning assesses flood damage near his home by Berning’s Mill and the Crow River Sportsmen’s Club. That area typically floods when the Crow River runs too high, and this year’s record rainfall is no exception.

St. Michael resident Ralph Berning assesses flood damage near his home by Berning’s Mill and the Crow River Sportsmen’s Club. That area typically floods when the Crow River runs too high, and this year’s record rainfall is no exception.

The constant deluge of rain has finally taken its toll on the Crow River in the Rogers, St. Michael and Hanover area.

Reports are that most of the flooding is in the flood plain, areas like the Riverside Park and Crow River Sportsmen’s Club on the Rogers/St. Michael border.

Also, Hennepin County Rd. 144 is closed to traffic between Territorial Road (County Rd. 116) and Willandale Road in Rogers. The river was expected to crest as of Tuesday.

The National Weather Service at Chanhassen Friday, June 20, reported that 4.13 inches of rain had fallen at Twin Cities International Airport, thus setting a maximum rainfall record for June. This breaks the old record of 3.48 inches set on June 29, 1877. During steady rain over several days, Weather Service observers reported localized rainfall amounts of as much as 6 inches.

 

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