Hudson residents can expect to see more water at Lakefront Park, but officials said flooding was not predicted as of Tuesday.
St. Croix County Emergency Support Services Director Steve T’Kach said the St. Croix River was expected to reach 84.1 feet by Saturday, June 23.
The river was at 81.5 feet in nearby Stillwater as of 11 a.m. Tuesday; the seawall at Hudson’s Lakefront Park floods at 80 feet.
T’Kach said river predictions weren’t showing the St. Croix to reach 85 feet, the level at which some basements in homes along Hudson’s Front Street would experience flooding, he said.
The National Weather Service lists minor flood stage for the Stillwater area at 87 feet.
The relatively abrupt rise in the river is largely attributed to the breach of an earthen dam on Monday in Douglas County, which released floodwater down the Tamarack River, which flows into the St. Croix.
Assuming there isn’t more rainfall than predicted or another significant incident like the dam breach, T’Kach said Hudsonites can expect to see the St. Croix slowly retreat next week.