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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Snow Melt
State MINNESOTA
County/Area JACKSON
WFO FSD
Begin Date 04/01/2011 00:00:00 CST-6
Begin Range 7
Begin Azimuth WNW
Begin Location HERON LAKE
Begin Lat/Lon 43.85/-95.45
End Date 04/30/2011 23:59:00 CST-6
End Range 6
End Azimuth NE
End Location NAMSOA
End Lat/Lon 43.85/-94.85
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Flooding of lake, streams, and lowlands in several counties in southwest Minnesota continued through April. The flooding included farmland and other lowlands, with some roads flooded and damaged. High water and groundwater levels resulting from record precipitation in the previous year contributed to the slowness of any improvement in the flooding situation.
Event Narrative Flooding of lakes, streams and lowlands, including some farmland, continued in the county through April. The Des Moines River was at its highest level of 2.6 feet above flood stage at Jackson on April 1st. Lake and lowland flooding continued with very slow improvement. Several roads remained flooded. High water and groundwater levels resulting from record precipitation in the previous year was the main reason that the flooding either grew worse or improved so slowly.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 600.00K 0.00K
HERON LAKE JACKSON CO. MN 04/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEOTA NOBLES CO. MN 04/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JASPER ROCK CO. MN 04/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAUNTON LYON CO. MN 04/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
CURRANT LAKE MURRAY CO. MN 04/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
HENDRICKS LINCOLN CO. MN 04/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
CAZENOVIA PIPESTONE CO. MN 04/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
WESTBROOK COTTONWOOD CO. MN 04/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 600.00K 0.00K