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The National Weather Service measured the river height at 86.25 feet on Thursday. The river is expected to reach flood stage, of 87 feet, this weekend.

St. Croix River to reach flood stage this weekend

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The St. Croix River is climbing toward flood stage in Afton.

As of Thursday, The National Weather Service on Thursday measured the river height at 86.25 feet. Flood stage is 87 feet.

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"87 is our magic number," said Afton Public Works Director Ken Johnson.

Predictions point to the St. Croix River hitting flood stage this weekend and cresting at 87.7 feet next Wednesday.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
(651) 702-0976
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