Flood Stage Reached


The water rose rapidly in Spillville following heavy rain. Photo courtesy Sean Snyder


Sandbagging was underway overnight ahead of the crest. Photo courtesy Sean Snyder

Days of rain pushed the Turkey River out of its banks at Spillville with major flood stage reached.

At 6:30 a.m. Friday, the Turkey River was observed at 14.08 feet, according to the National Weather Service.

The river was at 14.26 feet an hour later.

Major flood stage, at 13 feet, was reached during the 4 o’clock hour, and the river continued to climb.

Read more in the May 8 edition of the Calmar Courier.