Flood Update: St. Croix River Expected to Crest on Tuesday


Waters will remain high, cold and running fast with the St. Croix River expected to crest at about 685 feet this week in Stillwater.

The National Weather Service is forecasting the river to crest on Tuesday, June 10 at 684.9 feet—possibly dropping to 683 feet by Sunday night, June 15.

A no wake restriction remains in place until the water level drops below 683 feet.


The average water level of the St. Croix River at Stillwater is 675 feet. A no-wake restriction is put in placebo the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at 683 feet. The Stillwater Lift Bridge is closed by MnDOT if waters reach 686 feet.

Water Levels

The average water level in Stillwater is 675 feet. The following are elevations (in feet) of various impacts due to flooding:

  • Stillwater Riverwalk becomes inundated: 678
  • Minnesota and Wisconsin may impose a no wake zone on the river: 683
  • Due to safety issues, the Stillwater lift bridge will close: 686
  • Approximate 100-year flood stage: 692.5

Flood Categories

  • Action Stage: 680
  • Flood Stage: 687
  • Moderate Flood Stage: 688
  • Major Flood Stage: 689

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