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The_Lee

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I spoke with my folks back in Austin, and they said the rivers there have begun to floor pretty good and they have blocked I-90. I have also heard that Rochester has been getting pretty heavy rain fall too. Is there any word on the water levels around Spring Valley? Chatfield? Preston? Lanesboro?

I ask because I have been psyched to go trout fishing once I get home and it would be nice to not see the rivers get trashed again because of flood damage. ANy info and updates will be appreciated.

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There has definitely been some flooding across many parts of SE MN. It seems to be worse south of I-90 and in Fillmore and Houston counties in particular.

I would think you might have a hard time finding fishable streams this week. Barring any major new rainfall, things should be ok in a few days particularly north of I-90 and on smaller spring creeks.

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How has rain fall been around the cities? Has the whole state been getting hit hard, or just certain areas?

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We've had a few storms roll through in the last few days and the whole state has gotten some rain. Each storm has been a little different in where the heaviest rain fell, but I believe overall the rain has been heaviest to the south. See http://www.srh.noaa.gov/rfcshare/precip_analysis_new.php and select "Last 7 Days".

Maybe WxDaddy will weigh in with some professional input on this.

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leaving sunday to spend a week fishing trout run creek in troy, whitewater sp, and other creeks and streams in that area. how bad is the flooding and are these fishable? thanks for your help.

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Hows trout fishing been since the water levels started to go down? Was there any major impact on the streams?

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I've been to 2 streams since the latest flooding and although both streams had been out of their banks the adult fish seemed to come through it fine. I have a feeling that we lost most of another years hatch though. That would be about 4 of the last 5 years that has happened.

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I fished Pine creek and the South Branch of the root.

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