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Flooding waters continue to linger in the Brainerd lakes area causing homeowners more grief in their own yards. And now the Brainerd Community Garden is under water.
The Brainerd Community Garden — located southwest of Kiwanis Park near the Mississippi River — near where Brainerd officials closed East River Road between the Kiwanis Park parking lot and Jenny Street because of the rising river elevation.
The Mississippi River near Aitkin is expected to continue to rise to near 18.4 feet by early afternoon Tuesday June 26 then begin to fall, reported the National Weather Service of Duluth (NWS).
Lakeshore owners also are seeing high water.
Judy Brazeman, who has a home on the west side of Upper South Long Lake, said she and her neighbors have been plagued by high water and the problem has been made worse by people “speeding full throttle, back and forth.”