It’s going to be a long summer for golfers at Fox Hollow Golf Course. And trap shooters at the Crow River Gun Club would be better off with fishing poles for the next couple of weeks.
The Crow River has crested here in northern Wright County, and it’s wreaking some havoc on both commuters and local businesses alike.
Water spilled onto the shooting range at the Crow River Gun Club late Friday, and by the weekend, the traps were under water. The entire range has been inundated, as the river reaches its highest levels recorded in more than 40 years.
Meanwhile, across the interstate, Fox Hollow has lost two holes – the normal links of 16 and 17 on the back nine, and water was creeping up the 18th fairway on Monday, June 23. The river here is expected to stay at crest through Tuesday, and then begin to drop Wednesday, weather permitting.
Hennepin County 144 between Rogers and St. Michael, already a mess due to construction but still a main thoroughfare for those shoppers who love spots like Target, Kohl’s and Noodles and Company, is completely underwater. A digital sign is at the intersection of Territorial Road and County R0ad 144, with barricades closer to the Hassan Sand and Gravel pit.
Wright County Highway 36, meanwhile, remains closed in Otsego, as well. The confluence of the Crow and Mississippi rivers has created a huge water backup and overland flooding in the low areas there, putting the highway at least five feet underwater.
Wright County Road 119, which circles the eastern side of Pelican Lake in St. Michael, is also underwater, but is navigable if drivers use caution. The road is wet on the westbound side, only.
In other highway news, the Wright County announces these roads are CLOSED:
Wright County Highway 21 west of Highway 1 – CLOSED
Wright County Highway 17 in Delano – CLOSED – and south of Delano at 90th Street the highway is CLOSED.
Wright County Roads 14 and 20…water on road but passable.
Wright County Highway 35 west of Buffalo – now open but subject to flash flooding near Wright County Highway 7. Use caution.
Unfortunately, the Tuesday, June 24 forecast calls for at least a 50 percent chance of rain during the afternoon and evening hours. Friday, Saturday and Sunday all call for at least a 50 percent chance of rain, as well.