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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Mississippi River Flood Final Update

April 5, 2019 River Flood Update

The National Weather Service (NWS) river level predictions on the Mississippi River at St. Paul call for major flooding. These predictions include the effect of predicted precipitation for a 48-hour period after the time the river level prediction posted. 

The current water level (as of 9 a.m. on April 4, 2019) puts the river level at 64th Street in Inver Grove Heights at elevation 697.0. The river has crested. Any precipitation received in the next week will affect this river level prediction. Due to the timing of the runoff from the upstream tributary rivers and spring rainfall events, we might see multiple crests on the Mississippi River this spring. Since the 7-day predicition shows continuing decline in the river level, this will be the last update.

As a guide for property owners with houses that are in the area susceptible to flooding from the river, the following estimated river surface water elevation information will be updated as the NWS updates its river level prediction. The updates will be posted on the City’s website at

River Level Estimate Locations By BlockEstimated Water Surface ElevationDate of Occurrence
5900 (northern City limit)697.4
April 5, 2019









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