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River crest expected at 18.6 feet, which is 3.6 feet above flood stage

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The Mississippi River at Hastings is expected to reach flood stage Friday, March 19, and continue rising through the middle of next week.

In its latest flood warning update, as of March 16, the National Weather Service in Chanhassen is forecasting the river will reach flood stage of 15 feet by Friday. As of 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 16, the river was at 12.6 feet, an increase of more than two feet since Monday morning.

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