The Lake Byllesby Dam in Cannon Falls, Minn., after rainfall and snowmelt

Higher Flood Forecast: 8th highest for Mississippi in St. Paul? Anatomy of runoff

Friday’s flood forecast numbers are moving higher for some rivers. That includes the Mississippi River at St. Paul where the water is rising quickly now. Snowmelt acceleration is driving rivers higher, and there’s still plenty of snow to melt in western and northern Minnesota.