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Update: The NWS Flood Warning for Lac Qui Parle County ended Wednesday at 8:30am.
The National Weather Service Flood Warning in Lac Qui Parle County ended Wednesday at 8:30am.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Lac Qui Parle River at Lac Qui Parle Village crested at a record stage of 20.66ft.
The City of Dawson experienced a first crest on Sunday morning around 40’, which held near there for about 8 hours before slowly rising to 40.5’ on Sunday Evening. Overnight the river dropped about a quarter of a foot, but on Monday morning, waters unexpectedly rose nearly 8/10 of a foot in a matter of hours, surprising many and leading to several homes being quickly sandbagged and causing streets of the city to flood from ditch backup. On Tuesday afternoon the Lac Qui Parle River at Dawson was recorded at a stage of 40.39 feet.
Now only the Minnesota River remains on the rise throughout Lac qui Parle county.
Hwy 75 south of Madison between Madison and Hwy 212 has been closed until further notice. Several other roads and road segments are closed as well.
Click on the image below for a map of road closures below. Keep in mind that road closures are constantly in flux.