We should be use to it around here, the third flood event in the past year. Each time the Minnesota River crested well above flood stage causing all the local bridges to close for a time. This flood was 3-inches higher than last spring and 0.85 inches lower than the fall 2010 flood.

Carver Creek near our house.

My little shutterbug.

Three-foot temporary raise to the levee in town constructed in anticipation of the flood.

Temporary levee constructed across Main Street.

Jeff & Ellie overlooking the Minnesota River at the Highway 41 bridge in Chaska.

High waters of the Minnesota River.

Me and Ellie checking out the flood.

Ellie enjoying photographing the flood.

Walking down the closed road. Hopefully this is the last flood we’ll see for awhile.