ST PAUL, Minn. — Mississippi River flooding in St. Paul this spring swamped the record for the longest period of flooding ever measured in the city.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the river registered above flood stage for 42 straight days, easily surpassing the 2001 record of 33 days.

The National Weather Service (NWS) says the river finally fell below flood stage last weekend. The city is continuing to assess and clean up riverside streets that were submerged before they are reopened. 

All city parks located on the flood plain, including boat launches, remain closed until the river slows and recedes further.