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Published March 19, 2013, 04:01 PM

Minnewaukan Leaders Optimistic About Flood Outlook

Despite a troublesome spring flood forecast, city leaders in Minnewaukan aren't too worried about the water this year.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

Despite a troublesome spring flood forecast, city leaders in Minnewaukan aren't too worried about the water this year.

Minnewaukan Mayor Myron Jury says the temporary dyke that was built two years ago should hold up through this flood season. He says even heavy spring runoff wouldn't be as bad as what Minnewaukan has seen in the past. The city is also moving forward with the relocation program. Eligible homeowners should receive bids for their property by the end of April, before deciding whether to move to the new Minnewaukan town site. But Jury says even those homeowners shouldn't have to worry about flood waters this year.

Jury: "I got four foot snowbanks in the back of my yard, so there's gonna be a lot of water into the lake this spring. We have our temporary dyke that should take care of most of it."

The relocation of homes in Minnewaukan isn't expected to begin until late this summer or the spring of 2014.

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