St. Croix watershed drought update

Dry conditions continue to worsen as river remains low.




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Severe drought has made its first appearance of the year in parts of the St. Croix watershed. The majority of the region is in moderate drought. Despite some rain over the past few days, the river basin is still far below normal precipitation levels for this point in the season.

Drought LevelSquare MilesPercent
Abnormally Dry5227%
Moderate Drought4,50958%
Severe Drought2,67335%
Extreme Drought160.2%

Thanks to a significant rainstorm that moved across the region this week, water levels in local rivers rose by a couple inches.

It looks like the dry weather will continue, with barely any rain in the seven-day forecast, and a very hot week ahead.

Check up-to-date St. Croix River basin water levels on St. Croix 360’s dedicated page.


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One response to “St. Croix watershed drought update”

  1. Tom Warth Avatar
    Tom Warth

    Love this kind of info! I tried finding a map with the location info for rainfall but I failed. Glen Mills has ran official gauge which is reported to the MN DNR and they told me .49″ for the other day.