Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Duluth, MN

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WGUS83 KDLH 230200
800 PM CST WED FEB 22 2017

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in
  Mississippi River Near Fort Ripley affecting Crow Wing and
  Morrison Counties

.Snowmelt water and rainfall from this past Monday will flow through
streams, rivers, and tributaries through this week. The abnormally
warm weather has been steadily melting snow over the past several
days. This in combination with up to three quarters of an inch of
rainfall from Monday will result in modest rises on the Mississippi
River. An ice jam downstream has appeared to have broken up with current levels back below flood stage. However, forecasts still have water levels rising to minor flood stage Sunday. People with interests near area streams and rivers are encouraged to monitor the latest forecast.

800 PM CST WED FEB 22 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Mississippi River Near Fort Ripley.
* At  7:30 PM Wednesday the stage was 8.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by Sunday evening and continue to
  rise to near 10.1 feet by Monday morning. additional rises are
  possible thereafter.
* At 11.0 feet...This will cause minor flooding of rural areas near
  Fort Ripley..
This crest compares to a previous crest of 10.3 feet on May 22 2015.


LAT...LON 4644 9420 4630 9420 4617 9423 4616 9440
      4626 9442



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