Flowage Level Drawdown North Of Taylors Falls/St. Croix Falls
Beginning October 2, Xcel Energy will be lowering the level of the flowage upstream from Taylors Falls/St. Croix Falls by up to 6 feet. This is to allow for repair to flashboards on the dam that were damaged by high water in September.
Be A Junior Ranger
Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, a unit of the National Park System, has a new Junior Ranger Program. The program consists of a Junior Ranger booklet specifically created to help children 8-12 years of age to learn more about the Riverway. The booklet has a number of activities, at least ten of them must be completed to be awarded the status of a Junior Ranger. The Junior Ranger booklet can be downloaded and printed (the booklet is 28 pages and 6.07 MB) or acquired at one of the Visitor Centers. After at least ten of the activities are completed, family members can stop by the Riverway's Visitor Centers in either Trego or St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin to get their award. Take a look, give it a try, and have some fun.
Can't visit St. Croix or want to do more junior ranger activities?, Check out Web Rangers a National Park Service Program that allows you to complete junior ranger activities by computer.
Did You Know?
In the Dakota language The St. Croix River is O-Ki-Zu-Wa-Kpa: To meet or to unite, as the waters of a river gather into a lake or two rivers meet or an area where we planted. Dakota and Ojibwe Indians still live near St. Croix NSR.