Rising water causes issues in Albert LeaPublished 11:13am Saturday, June 22, 2013
The Albert Lea airport reported a little more than 3 inches of rain fell between 11 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday.
That combined with an inch of rain earlier on Friday is causing some drainage issues around town. Donnie Teeter, director of golf at Wedgewood Cove Golf Club, said drainage was slow Saturday midday.
“It’s been a wet spring anyway and we’ve let people slosh around, but this is a little different,” Teeter said.
“There’s ponds in places they’re not supposed to be.”
Early Saturday Teeter wasn’t allowing carts out on the course, but he was considering opening up the course to carts later in the day or on Sunday.
“The systems work as fast as capacity is available, but with the surge in the whole area the lake system is high, which makes drainage slow.”
A severe thunderstorm passed through Freeborn County overnight Friday. Today’s and Monday’s forecasts call for a slight chance of severe thunderstorms. Periods of heavy rain could lead to flash flooding and rising rivers.