|Title||Floods of June 2012 in Northeastern Minnesota|
|Year of Publication||2012|
The purpose of this report is to document the floods of June 2012 in northeastern Minnesota. This report documents the magnitude and extent of flooding and the methods used to define the extent of flooding. High-water-mark data were collected after the flood and used to develop flood-peak inundation maps for the six communities most affected by the riverine flooding: Barnum (Moose Horn River), Carlton (Otter Creek), Duluth Heights neighborhood of Duluth (Miller Creek), Fond du Lac neighborhood of Duluth (St. Louis River), Moose Lake (Moose Horn River and Moosehead Lake), and Thomson (Thomson Reservoir outflow near the St. Louis River). The report summarizes meteorological and hydrologic conditions leading up to the flood. The severity of flooding is put into regional context by computing flood-peak magnitudes and annual exceedance probabilities at 35 USGS streamgages in the counties in northeastern Minnesota with disaster declarations. Flood effects and damages are summarized on the basis of information obtained from FEMA, NWS, MDPS, MHSEM, MDNR, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), local agencies, news accounts, photographs, and corroborated testimony from individuals in flood-affected communities.