River Recedes, Clean Up Continues in Cannon Falls
Homeowners and businesses in Cannon Falls are continuing to clean up their properties after flooding brought on by nearly nine inches of rain soaked basements and brought down trees.
The Cannon River rose 28 inches following Thursday's storm, cresting Friday morning.
Waters had receded by Saturday, falling 8 feet from crest by Saturday morning.
The Little Cannon River is within 1 foot of being back within it banks.
Damage to city property is "extensive," Cannon Falls Police Chief Jeff McCormick said Saturday, and it will take authorities several days to do a full inventory. Estimates of damage to private property aren't yet available.
Several large trees were toppled and washed into foot bridges crossing the Little Cannon River. At Cannon Golf Club, one bridge floated approximately 150 yards down river and lodged up against a second bridge. Staff say the cost to replace the bridges is about $10,000 each.
Light rain falling early Saturday didn't appear significant enough to cause river levels to increase, though officials said they will be monitoring the weather closely over the next several days.