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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State MINNESOTA
County/Area WILKIN
WFO FGF
Begin Date 06/02/2007 09:00:00 CST-6
Begin Range 0
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location BRECKENRIDGE
Begin Lat/Lon 46.27/-96.58
End Date 06/12/2007 09:00:00 CST-6
End Range 0
End Azimuth N
End Location NASHUA
End Lat/Lon 46.03/-96.32
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 Rainfall was persistent across southeast North Dakota and portions of west central Minnesota throughout the month of May. NWS Cooperative Observers reported May totals of 7.52 inches at Wahpeton/Breckenridge and 7.44 inches at Rothsay. These values were over 200 percent of normal. From June 1st into the 2nd, a nearly stacked low pressure system tracked across South Dakota into southwest Minnesota. Showers and thunderstorms pivoted around the low as it tracked to the east, bringing substantial rainfall amounts to extreme southeast North Dakota and portions of west central Minnesota. Rainfall totals from these two days amounted to 4.73 inches at Wahpeton/Breckenridge and 1.97 inches at Rothsay.
Event Narrative In Wahpeton/Breckenridge, an estimate 20 to 40 homes had basement flooding or sewer backup. The Wilkin County Emergency Manager estimated at least one road in every township had washed out. On the Red River at Wahpeton/Breckenridge, which was showing a level of about 9.3 feet on the morning of the 1st, the river stage shot up to around 15.6 feet by late in the afternoon of the 3rd (a jump of over 6 feet in about 2 days). Again, the 15.6 river peak would qualify as a top ten historical crest. On the Rabbit River at Campbell, which was showing a level of about 5 feet on the evening of the 1st, the river jumped to around 17.9 feet by the morning of the 3rd (a rise of about 13 feet in a day and a half).


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRECKENRIDGE WILKIN CO. MN 06/02/2007 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WENDELL GRANT CO. MN 06/02/2007 13:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K