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Luverne Still Managing Flooding Along Rock River

June 16, 2014, 10:25 PM by Jared Ransom

Luverne Still Managing Flooding Along Rock River
LUVERNE, MN -

The rain continued Monday through southwest Minnesota only days after the same area got overpowering amounts of rain.

In a span of 24 hours on Saturday, Luverne received about seven inches of rain, forcing a dam to break and the Rock River to flood. Monday's addition of more than seven inches has not helped the water recede. 

Immediately as you drive into Luverne, you can see the effects of the moisture. Tiny creeks right off I-90 have turned into massive lakes. Even a parking lot of farm equipment at the Rock County John Deere couldn't avoid the water. The Rock River is what everyone is paying attention to, and even after a day to let things settle, the river is still extremely high.

"Right now, when we got here about an hour ago, it was at 11.95 feet over, and it's gone up to 12.05 feet over right now. So, pretty decent rise in the short amount of time and it's coming back up," USGS surveyer Erik Lahti said.

There is currently no sign of it going down, as it is now approaching the highest recordings taken from this portion of the Rock River.

As the rain continues in Luverne, more flooding dangers along that river continue as residents hope for at least a full day without rain.

See storm photos from across the area 

Keep updated with the latest on the forecast from the KELOLAND Live Doppler HD Storm Center

 

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