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Recent rain brings concerns along Minnehaha Creek

Minnehaha Creed Watershed District is advising communities about the potential for localized flooding.

At Minnehaha Regional Park, a rainy day can't stop folks from taking in the falls.

As John Breskey watches with his daughter, he can't help but think about the high levels.

"Getting a little high. Worried that it might get a little bit higher if the rain keeps coming this week," said Breskey.

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District is on the same page as the wet trend continues. 

The recent rain is adding to an already high watershed. Lake Minnetonka is rising as well. Once the lake gets above 930 feet, the district can't control the discharge into Minnehaha Creek. 

That means flooding is possible.

Ryan Horstman says he's seen it before along Minnehaha Parkway. 

"Certain paths that you have to get around because they're flooded," said Horstman.

The good news Sunday is rain totals have been lower than expected keeping the water within the banks.

More rain is forecasted mid-week so there is the potential for flooding later this week. 

District staff will continue to monitor the situation. 

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