MAYER/WATERTOWN – Flood warning has expired

The flood warning for the South Fork of the Crow River near Mayer expired over the weekend, and all roads that were closed as a result of minor flooding near Mayer and Watertown are now open.

The river crested at 12.5 feet at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 1. Flood stage is considered 11 feet, but flooding is only considered minor at that level. The river receded back below flood stage at about 11 a.m. Saturday, and as of Monday morning, was at about 10.3 feet. The National Weather service projects that the water levels will continue to drop throughout the week, reaching 7 feet by Monday, June 11.

The recent rise in water levels were caused by heavy rains in late May.