The Cottonwood River at New Ulm is at over 13 feet, moderate flood stage, but it’s expected to reach major flood stage late Friday.
The National Weather Service says the river will continue to rise through Friday, when it will crest at more than 18 feet. The record, set in 1965, is 20.9 feet.
Record flooding has been recorded on the Cottonwood at Springfield, with some evacuations, and it’s expected I crest Friday at 34.7 feet. The previous record was 32.9 feet in 2010.
Minnesota River at Henderson also remains under a flood warning. The National Weather Service says it was just over flood stage Thursday morning and will rise to a level nearly three feet above flood stage by Friday. Meteorologist say the floodwall gates will likely be closed, and Highway 93 may again be closed as well.