Contact: Laura Blair Johnson
Public Information Officer/Administrative Services Director
(April 1, 2020, Red Wing, Minn.) - Flooding is expected along the Mississippi River in Red Wing in the coming weeks. Area officials are working together to anticipate, plan for, and respond to flooding events to minimize the impacts for local businesses and residents. The City will share new information as it becomes available to keep the public informed of flood-related events. The situation is subject to change as the weather impacts the flooding.
The impact to Streets and Parks Expected by the Weekend
- Access to the public boat launch at Frazier Street is closed
- Colvill Park and boat ramp will close Friday April 3rd
- Levee Road West of the roundabout to Pottery Pond will possibly be closed by Monday April 6th
- Bay Point Park and Boat Ramp will possibly be closed by Monday April 6th
- East Fifth Street will be closed at Barn Bluff on Friday afternoon or early Saturday
Current Water Levels
As of 9 am on Wednesday, April 1st, the water level in Red Wing is 11.37 ft., and just under the “action” stage, where flooding has some impact to traffic and properties along the river. Water levels are expected to rise throughout the weekend, and are expected to reach 15 ft., or moderate levels, by Wednesday April 8th.
Sand is Available to Residents
Free sand for bagging purposes remains available to area residents at the City of Red Wing’s lot located at 2050 Levee Rd. The lot is located to the north side of Levee Road across from the boat storage yard, just past the curve north of Withers Harbor Drive. Residents will need to bring their own tools and bags to collect and transport the sand. The City of Red Wing will not provide empty sand bags, assistance in loading sand, or delivery of sand.
Citizens who are interested in following these events more closely can visit
All inquiries regarding flooding events and their effect in Red Wing should be directed to Laura Blair Johnson, Public Information Officer for the City of Red Wing.