2023 Flood Updates

Water Street, located along the south side of the Mississippi River, was reopened to all vehicle, bike and pedestrian traffic on August 2, 2023.  The roadway, trail and shoreline was damaged during the flood and needed repairs to secure the roadway and trail before it could be safely reopened.

Always use caution while exploring areas close to the river. Water levels can change quickly. Follow all posted signage and safety guidance. Do not pass barricades.

For trail, park and facility updates and closures from Saint Paul Parks & Recreation, visit: https://www.stpaul.gov/park-closures

Flood Forecast from the National Weather Service

For the most up to date flood forecasts, please visit the National Weather Service website.​​


           14 feet: Minor Flood Stage

                  15 feet: Moderate Flood Stage

                  17 feet:  Major Flood Stage


Flood Updates

Please see the previously posted updates

Xcel Energy Update

Xcel Energy wants to help your family stay safe in the event of flooding. It’s also taking steps to ensure its facilities can continue delivering reliable service if flooding occurs.

If flooding happens in your area, to help keep you safe, Xcel Energy may need to disconnect electric or natural gas service to some customers. You should not attempt to disconnect electricity or natural gas service yourself.

Visit Xcel Energy’s website to learn more about flood safety and preparations, or contact their Customer Care representatives at 800-895-4999.

Top 10 Historic Crests in St. Paul

View from Wiggington Pavilion looking downtown over flooded water

1.  26.01 ft on 04/16/1965

2.  24.52 ft on 04/15/1969
3.  23.76 ft on 04/18/2001
4.  23.20 ft on 04/30/2001
5.  22.37 ft on 04/13/1997
6.  22.02 ft on 04/16/1952
7.  20.19 ft on 03/31/2019
8.  20.13 ft on 06/26/2014
9.  19.15 ft on 06/26/1993
10.  19.02 ft on 03/29/2011


Resources and Information

Last Edited: August 2, 2023