June 26, 2013 – Fillmore County

Taking a different route to Preston today I was able to see the aftermath of this weekends floods on local area creeks.  the creeks are still high and muddy, gravel roads are in rough shape and the bridge on Grosbeak Drive alongside Duschee Creek has collapsed.

Inevitably it will be a few days before trout fishing is more viable regionally.  Additionally; fish kills are being reported on certain Houston and Fillmore County creeks as the fish were stranded in fields and ditches when the flood waters receeded.  The ponds at the hatchery were flooded which unintentionally released stocks of fish into Duschee and ultimately the South Branch of the Root River.