Heavy rain over the past few days has caused water levels to rise to dangerous levels on much of the St. Croix, Namekagon and other rivers.
Flooding has led the National Park Service to close several landings, and advise visitors to use extreme caution, or wait until conditions to improve. The following notice was posted on the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway’s website:
As of 10:00 AM on Friday, June 21, some areas within the St. Croix River watershed had received in excess of three inches of rain within the preceding 24 hours. Rain is predicted to continue through Sunday, June 23. Please check the current river levels on the links provided below before venturing out onto the rivers, and prepare for inclement weather over the weekend.
Upper St. Croix River: River access landings on the upper St. Croix River are temporarily closed due to high water caused by recent rainfall. These include the following: Gordon Dam Landing; County Road T Landing; Dry Landing; and C.C.C. Bridge Landing.
Upper Namekagon River: River access landings on the upper Namekagon River are temporarily closed due to high water. These include the following: Namekagon Dam Landing; County Road M Landing; Cap Creek Landing; Phillipi Bridge Landing; and Cable Wayside Landing.