Friday, March 19, 2010

St. Paul Mississippi Flood Cam

Posted by Kirk
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The good folks at the Science Museum of Minnesota have put up a flood cam of the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul.

I've been blogging about flood prediction in St. Paul so now we get to see what actually happens.

The camera clicks a photo every 15 minutes and automatically adds it to the slide show. The view clearly shows Harriet Island which should go under water soon. The River Forecast Center upped their predicted crest to 19.8 feet. The expected crest is currently set for Wednesday. Harriet Island goes under water at 17.5 feet. My prediction is that Harriet Island goes under water some time on Sunday night. The view Monday morning should be really interesting.