Emergency Alerts

Washington County Flood Update 

The latest report from the National Weather Service shows the St. Croix River currently at a low probability for reaching  minor flooding stages in Washington County. These estimates are regularly updated on the National Weather Service’s website. River forecasts take into account past precipitation amounts as well as expected precipitation for the next 24 hours and  are issued routinely during the navigation season, and as needed at other times of the year.

Below is a reference to St. Croix river levels and flooding impacts across the county at certain stages:

  • 95’ Estimated top of the flood protection dike in Afton.
  • 94.8’ Highway 95 near 2nd Ave in Bayport may be closed.
  • 94’ Estimated top of the flood protection dike at St Croix Beach.
  • 92’ Abandoned railroad bed north of Vine Street to St Croix Street impacted.
  • 91’ Dike Road impacted.
  • 90’ HWY 95 between Afton and Bayport begins to flood. Lakefront Park bathhouse in Hudson affected.
  • 89’ The city park in Bayport begins flooding. Lake Mallalieu dam gates overtopped.
  • 86.75’ Buckeye Street Garage in Hudson impacted.
  • 86’ Due to safety issues...the Stillwater lift bridge will be closed near this stage.
  • 85.8’ First Street between Buckeye and Commercial Streets floods
  • 85’ Several residences along the river may experience flooding in their basements. Front Street in Hudson WI closes.
  • 84’ Second tier at Lakefront Park in Hudson floods.
  • 83’ Minnesota and Wisconsin DNRs invoke a no wake zone on the river.
  • 80’ Seawall at Lakefront Park in Hudson floods.
  • 78’ The Stillwater Riverwalk becomes inundated
    For questions please call Doug Berglund.

    Doug Berglund
    Washington County Sheriff’s Office
    Emergency Management
    W: 651-430-7682