Flooding Closes Parts of Crystal Lake
It’s the seventh wettest year to date in the Twin Cities, and water levels are exceptionally high on Crystal Lake in Robbinsdale. The favorite fishing spot has a problem when it comes to precipitation.
“I’ve never seen it this high. It’s pretty shocking to have such high water levels so late into the spring,” said Brandon Lonke.
He was planning on going fishing today. But it was a bust when he couldn’t even get through the parking lot because of all the water.
“I was fairly surprised at how high it was. If I had tried going in there, with my 2005 impala, my muffler might have gone under,” Lonke explained.
The road to the boat ramp, parking area and pavilion at Lake Terrace Park is closed due to high water.
“There’s a lot of families who come here and enjoy the park, with all this rain and everything, trying to enjoy a picnic or trying to go fishing or anything like that is impossible,” said Lonke.
That’s not the only area closed off for safety reasons. The boat launch is closed because it’s six inches under water. The lake is now under no-wake restrictions due to high water levels.
“Right now we’re at almost 3 feet above the normal high water level for the lake,” said Robbinsdale City Manager Marcia Glick.
Homeowners who live along the shore are also concerned as water approaches their properties. A few private dock sections lifted and floated away.
City officials are now looking at ways to lower water levels. They contacted the DNR to see if they can pump out more water than they typically do.