Six inches or more fell on parts of the upper St. Croix watershed, sending a lot of water downstream.
Seasonal cycles mean towns might be affected by high water into early May.
The river is expected to keep rising over the next few days as snowmelt makes its way downstream.
As the historic rainfall’s effects are felt further downstream, the river has raged through the Dalles and spread out across its floodplain.
Flooded streams are wreaking havoc on the St. Croix River’s watershed and residents – but people are showing their resilience.
Minor flooding will cause a few days of a slow speed limit from the Dalles to the Mississippi.
National Weather Service prediction shows little likelihood of no-wake zones this spring.
Fast, high and cold water requires caution by paddlers and boaters.
Spring runoff has flooded the river out of its banks, affecting early-season river users.
Heavy rain in the upper river watershed has resulted in record-breaking water levels, and has dangerous conditions above Riverside Landing.