Recent heavy rainfall has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Flood Watch for the Mississippi River in Morrison and Crow Wing counties.

The Flood Watch is in effect from Thursday evening through Saturday morning, when minor flooding will be possible.

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The river stage at Fort Ripley was 9.4 feet this morning (10/23). Flood stage is 10.5 feet.

Flood stage could be reached by Saturday morning.

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