Water Street to Close on June 25 for High Water

Saint Paul to Close Water Street with Rising Mississippi River Water Levels

Saint Paul (June 22, 2018) – The City of Saint Paul is temporarily closing Water Street/Lilydale Road beginning Monday, June 25, 2018 at 6 p.m., due to forecasted high water levels of the Mississippi River. Water Street will be closed to vehicle traffic between Hwy 13 and Plato Boulevard. Access to the Pool and Yacht Club and Harriet Island remain open to visitors at this time.

“With more than 17 miles of Mississippi riverfront, we closely monitor river levels and National Weather Service forecasts all year round,” said Public Works Director Kathy Lantry. “Closing Water Street is a preventative action for the rising water levels from recent rain we received in the region.”

Currently, the Mississippi is measuring at a level of 11 feet, which is not considered flood stage. Temporarily closing Water Street is a precautionary measure and part of the City’s Flood Response Plan. No other streets or roads of Saint Paul are threatened by high water levels at this time. Earlier this year, the City closed Water Street due to spring melt flooding in late April and early May.

For more information and updates, please visit http://www.stpaul.gov

Lisa Hiebert
Saint Paul Public Works
651-266-6129 (office)