Documentation of high water marks was made by many local governments and state and federal agency staff. Primary contacts at the local level are city engineers/public works directors, county highway engineers, and watershed districts. A summary of high water marks documented by DNR-Waters staff is provided below. COE staff also document high water marks during large flood events, and use them to plot flood profiles. The primary contact for COE high water mark information is Bob Engelstad (612) 290-5610.
Red River of the North Basin Red River Main Stem April 15 Bob Merritt Moorhead vicinity 27 water elevations Wild Rice River: March 8 Bob Merritt Ada vicinity 21 ice elevations March 8 Bob Merritt Hendrum 2 water elevations Minnesota River Basin Minnesota River Main Stem: April 7 Skip Wright Montevideo 3 water elevations ? Rob Collett New Ulm vicinity 13 water elevations April 9 Dave Leuthe New Ulm 9 water elevations Pomme de Terre River: April 7 Skip Wright Appleton 2 water elevations Lac qui Parle River: April 6 Cliff Bentley Dawson 1 water elevation Cottonwood River: ? Rob Collett Brown County ? water elevations Mississippi River Basin Mississippi River Main Stem ? Jim Cooper, below Red Wing? or 20? river elevations Corey Hanson, Read's Landing to Bill Huber, Brownsville Scot Johnson
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