Sunday, March 21, 2010

Soggy Black Dog Road

The Minnesota River in our area is normally at 696 feet above sea level. With the record snowfall this winter, the Spring flooding has began. The city of Burnsville, our neighboring suburb, closed Black Dog Road from Highway 35W to Eagan on Monday. We went to see it for ourselves on Saturday afternoon. This road, which runs alongside the Minnesota River, will remain closed until further notice. If the water level reaches 710 feet, then 1.5 miles of road will be submerged under water!



20 comments:

  1. Impressive! Will you change the name of the town into Venice, Minnesota? Guess your daughters would have loved seing it from closer.

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  2. You can see my curious nephew with his foot at the edge of the water. We all walked up there to see! What a mess!

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  3. It happens so often in the spring. Hope it doesn't get any worse!

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  4. That's a lot of water! This photo jogged «Louis'» memory of how far this water will travel. No doubt some of it that started here passed by here on it's way to the Gulf.

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  5. Not unusual from what I remember. We were married in Dassel in June and I recall the rivers to be crossed from Mpls to Dassel were all flooding and we were very afraid that friends from the Cities wouldn't be able to make it.

    I'm not worried about you, though. I've heard that you can swim. Like a fish. Isn't that finny?

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  6. No matter what we do, the river will always win.

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  7. Sorry for the water, nice pictures.

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  8. Das Problem hatten wir in Germany auch nach dem ganzen Schnee. Herzliche Grüsse aus Berlin

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  9. Este año ha caido mucha agua en todas partes,
    Año de lluvias, año de bienes....refran español
    Un saludo

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  10. With March 22nd being "WorldWaterDay" this entry of yours is for sure of interest. Hope it won't get any worse indeed.
    A nice start into the new week and spring for you all, though.

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  11. Whoa! that looks a little scary... I hope the water does not cross the danger mark and the roads open soon.

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  12. Lotsa water! Our river levels have gone down, thank goodness, but if there is more rain....several years ago Belgrade had MAJOR flooding.

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  13. That sucks! Hope the flooding resolves soon.

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  14. Oh I know that road very well, having driven it looking for photo ops, mainly in winter. Might just have to swing by next weekend for a look.

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  15. I only wish we had some of that water here in Canberra. Our dams are only 54% full. You don't know how lucky you are.

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  16. Your shots really put us in the picture.

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  17. This reminds me of the problems we have had this winter with the rain!...

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  18. That's the weather for you! Some quality shots here.

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