A recent rainstorm spiked the water levels, but the week ahead should give the river time to recede.
Half a foot of rain in a few hours has caused the Snake River and other tributaries to rise sharply.
High water from a soggy couple weeks could cause minor Independence Day complications.
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.