Lake City MN

2001 Flood

Flooded home
Flooded home along Highway 61 north of Lake City.

Lake City is located on Lake Pepin, the widest part of the upper Mississippi. Lake City is known as the birthplace of water skiing. Lake Pepin is a popular area for boating.

Flood crest 20.13 feet, Monday, April 16, 2001.
River at about 19.4 feet (second crest) on April 30, when these photos were taken.

Damage: Homes north of Lake City along Highway 61 flooded. Minimal damage in town.

All photos on this page copyright © Alan and Mary Ann Draves.

Even Fido was flooded out.

Flood debris washed up on frontage road along Highway 61 north of Lake City.
Debris on road

Homes on stilts
These residents built their homes with flooding in mind.

Highway 61 rest area north of Lake City. There is another parking area at the left completely under water.
Rest Area

Flooded home
Another flooded home along Highway 61.
Highway 61
Flooding along Highway 61 at north edge of Lake City.

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