Rivers staying below flood stage

NEW ULM – The Cottonwood River at New Ulm jumped more than 5 feet last Friday and early Saturday, reaching a depth of 7.45 feet, before slowly receding, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

River depth was measured at 6.22 feet at 3 p.m. Monday. Flood stage is 11 feet. Action stage is 9 feet.

Historical crest was 20.86 feet on April 8, 1965. The river reached 18.98 feet on Sept. 26, 2010 and 18.9 feet on June 19, 1993 and 18.18 feet on April 25, 2001.

The Minnesota River at Mankato was measured at 6.12 feet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, more than doubling its depth of just under 3 feet measured at 1 p.m. Friday. The river reached 6.52 feet earlier Monday. Flood stage is 22 feet.

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