Update No. 9 - June 25

Today’s flood update:

As of 8:30am – the Crow River levels were measured at 20.52 ft.  The river did crest yesterday at 21.02 ft.  Public Works crews continue to work around the clock to monitor the river and keep pumping stations operating.

The downtown levy is holding up well and performing the way it supposed to.  The Bridge Avenue bridge continues to remain closed for safety reasons.  Even as the high waters begin to subside, crews plan to continue this closure until a complete inspection of the bridge can be done.   After this inspection the bridge will be re-opened.  We ask for your continued patience with this closure.

A quick reminder to pedestrians – River Street through the downtown is open to vehicle traffic.  Please be mindful of traffic traveling through the downtown.  We have seen a lot of people crossing in front of oncoming traffic and/or stopping to take pictures.  Also, please stay behind blockades and keep a close eye on children.  Safety is our number one concern.

Crews continue to monitor the levy on South River Street by St. Peter Avenue and Second Street.  Crews have seen seepage along the levy and have placed two pumps in the area to control the water.  If needed, crews will place an additional pump in the area. 

At the regularly scheduled special workshop last night, Council, along with members of the 4th of July Committee, discussed the upcoming 4th of July Celebration.  Council discussed the condition of Central Park and high water issues.  The festivities will continue on as scheduled but because of the high water - some areas of the park will be blocked off and unusable.  We asked everyone who attends the celebration to be mindful of the blockades and stay away from these areas.  For information on upcoming events – please visit the 4th of July website at www.delano4th.com

The City of Delano’s brush and compost site has been closed due to flooding of the area.  Please DO NOT drop your brush and compost off in the compost site driveway and/or around the fence area.  The City does not have an alternate location for brush and compost.  Randy’s Environmental Services does offer a curbside pickup of these items.  For further information regarding this service – please contact them directly at 763-972-3335.

As always – if you have questions or concerns – you can contact City Hall directly at 763-972-0550.