Little Falls, MN – Representative Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, sent a letter to Governor Walz Friday requesting an emergency declaration due to extreme flooding at Lake Shamineau in Morrison County. Residents in the area are experiencing historically high water levels, with a DNR high water measurement of 3 feet higher than the ordinary high water mark.
“With freezing temperatures on the way, the situation around Lake Shamineau is sure to cause devastation for homeowners in the area,” said Kresha. “The high water levels are already displacing homeowners, and many more are living with damaged and flooded homes, cabins, and businesses. We need an emergency declaration so that our community can access additional resources to deal with this crisis.”
Rep. Kresha is currently working with Lake Shamineau’s Lake Improvement District to find funding solutions for the High Water Project, which aims to remove water from the lake and bring the lake back to a manageable water level.