Photos: What flood stage looks like in St. Paul

Water at St. Paul's Upper Landing
Flood water innundates St. Paul's Upper Landing park, with the Minnesota Showboat tied up at Harriet Island.
Tim Nelson/MPR News

Rivers are continuing to crest through central Minnesota as the runoff from last week's storms moves through the region.

River gauges show the Minnesota River may have crested this morning at Savage, about a foot above what's considered major flood stage.

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The Mississippi River is still headed for its forecast peak in St. Paul, likely some time tomorrow. The crest is expected to be the 7th highest flood on record, and more than a foot above the most recent major floods, in 2010 and 2011.

The St. Croix River at Stillwater is also still rising, but is expected to crest over the weekend.

The National Weather Service scaled back its forecast for storms in central Minnesota, to less than 2 inches of precipitation through Monday for most of the state, although rainfall could hit three inches in the southwestern corner.

Along the Canadian border, both Rainy Lake and Lake of the Woods are expected to rise another six inches in the next week.

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