Minnesota Campgrounds Flooded

September 24, 2010 by   - () Comments Off on Minnesota Campgrounds Flooded

Several campgrounds were evacuated Thursday (Sept. 23) because of the threat of flooding, particularly in Dodge and Goodhue counties in southeastern Minnesota, where more than 6 inches of rain had fallen already by Thursday morning.

The campground at Oxbow Park near Byron and Zollman Zoo at Oxbow Park were evacuated by 5 p.m. Wednesday, manager Kevin Crilly, told The Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minn.

He said Chester Woods Park on U.S. 14 east of Rochester is also taking precautions and has evacuated the few campers there.

A cold front passed through the area on Thursday, bringing with it more showers and more rain.

Storm runoff means streams will probably continue to rise through Friday.


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