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Torrential rains that fell overnight on River Falls and the surrounding area resulted in great accumulation at the Hoffman Park retention basin. Soccer nets in the basin indicated water was three or more feet deep.

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The latest summer storm of 2010 brought 3.87 inches of rain to River Falls overnight into Wednesday. Other areas of Pierce and St. Croix County got 4-5 inches. At 7 a.m. Wednesday, six hours after the deluge had moved on, the Hoffman Park drain basin was so filled from water runoff it looked like a new city lake had formed.


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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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