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High Water Problems Persist on Central MN Lakes and Rivers

No Wake Sign in the Cold Spring/Richmond. (Dan DeBaun, WJON News)

LONG PRAIRIE — Add another central Minnesota county to those declaring “No Wake” zones.

Todd County Sheriff Don Asmus is asking boaters and personal watercraft operators to drive at slow speeds and avoid making a wake. Extremely high water levels and wakes are causing shoreline erosion on all of the lakes in Todd County.

Meanwhile, nothing has changed on impacted lakes in Stearns County. Sheriff John Sanner says the high water problem areas continue to prompt “No Wake” warnings and they’re continuing to monitor the situation this week, especially with more rain in the forecast.

In Benton County, Chief Deputy Sheriff Troy Heck says rivers are posing the greatest risk to boaters because they are running high and currents are very fast.

Heck says they’ve posted signs on Little Rock Lake asking boaters to be courteous and navigate with caution and avoid making waves. Heck says so far the risk of flooded homes along Little Rock Lake appear to be minimal.

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