The National Weather Service (NWS) gave a hazardous weather outlook on Sunday, March 24, for parts of central and southern Minnesota. A number or rivers were at risk of flooding, and, during the week, snow melt and ice jams would also be a factor.
Residents in areas along the Minnesota River, including Savage, in Scott County, near Minneapolis, were told water levels would continue to rise until Saturday, March 30, at the earliest.
“Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast,” the NWS said, adding that the Minnesota River at Savage had reached about 702 feet and would rise to about 714 feet “by early Saturday morning” with “additional rises possible thereafter”.
This footage, filmed on March 21, shows flooded roads near Henderson and Blakely, near Minneapolis. Credit: Jake Heitman via Storyful