Rain and snowmelt cause localized park floodingPosted on 15 March, 2019
With the rainfalls and snowmelt this week, staff from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) are reporting localized flooding in parks across the city.
MPRB is working with City of Minneapolis Public Works and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District to monitor for ice jams and break those that form as needed to maintain flow, keep roads open and protect structures.
Please be cautious when walking, biking or driving in parks and on parkways. Paths and roads may become impassable. Do not walk or bike through moving water and do not drive into flooded areas: If the road is not visible you cannot be sure it is intact.
Get additional safety tips and up-to-date information from these sources:
- City of Minneapolis’ Office Of Emergency Management Rain And Floods Fact Sheet
- Minnehaha Creek Watershed District monitors the creek for and reports on the potential for flooding
National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlook reports.