The slow fall has begun on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. The water is expected to fall about six inches a day for the next several days, according to a spokesman from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. That means in places close to the river, such as portions of Grafton, things will be returning to normal sometime this week. The lowest lying business – The Hawg Pit BBQ Barn – has already begun its clean up.
Army Corps of Engineers Spokesman Mike Petersen says even though there has still been rain to the north as well as in our area, he is not too worried the forecast will change.
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He says if there is one silver lining to the numerous floods our area deals with, it’s that those on the front lines of flood fighting are well-versed in what needs to be done when the water rises.
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