Spring Flooding - Spring 2011
As the City of Delano continues to monitor the possibility of spring flooding, it is important that residents, property owners, and other stakeholders are able to keep up with the latest information regarding this challenge. The City has organized this section of our website to get relevant and timely information into the hands of the people that need it the most. Please keep up with this and view the updates and question and answer portion of our site for information as it happens. The City will maintain this site with the latest up-to-date information through the coming flood season.
The National Weather Service (NOAA) along with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MnDNR) have established a Crow River monitoring station here in Delano. The equipment is located in the downtown area and gives real time feedback about water levels. This data, along with other factors such as weather forecasts, snow pack, and frost levels help both the NOAA and MnDNR make predictions about what is expected to happen with river as the spring thaw begins. These predictions will be updated frequently, depending on flooding potential, throughout the spring.
The City of Delano is currently in flood preparation mode, preparing equipment and securing bids for materials. If you have any questions, please contact Delano City Offices at 763-972-0550 or submit your question.
At the regular Council meeting on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 the
1965 Flood Video - Watch a video of the 1965 flood. Bill Bauman recorded the event and Wally Grotz narrated.
Flood Preparation - A guide to flood preparations.
LIVE Web cam - Because of river conditions the Web Cam has been disabled.
Zone 1 - Highway 12 and County Road 30
Zone 2 - South River Street
Zone 3 - Bridge Avenue (Downtown), Highway 12 West, Buffalo Street
Zone 4 - North River Street
Zone 5 - Elm Avenue
Zone 6 - Marsh Ridge
Flood Map - To view a flood map and elevations of the City of Delano.
River Level Map - To view the current water level forecast for the South Fork of the Crow River in Delano follow the National Weather Service River Level Map.
Newsletters and City Updates:
Update No. 12 - April 12, 2011
Update No. 11 - April 4, 2011
Update No. 10 - April 1, 2011
Update No. 9 - March 31, 2011
Update No. 8 - March 29, 2011
Update No. 7 - March 28, 2011
Update No. 6 - March 27, 2011
Update No. 5 - March 26, 2011
Update No. 4 - March 25, 2011
Update No. 3 - March 24, 2011
Road Closure Alert - March 24, 2011
Update No. 2 - March 24, 2011
Update No. 1 - March 23, 2011
Flood Potential for Spring 2011 (January, 2011)
Volunteering - Are you interested in volunteering with flood related activities? The City is requesting pre-registration online to help with coordination and planning of activities. Click here to sign up to volunteer.
Flood Relief T-Shirt $10.00 Donation to the cause! Proceeds help potential flood victims - contact Sabrina at Bagy Jo's - 763 972-9711.