Temporary Water Shut-Off in the Winfield Ponds area

Temporary Water Shut-Off

The City of Rockford will be replacing two leaking valves on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, weather permitting.  The shut-off will occur between 8am and 4:30pm – provided no unforesen issues arise.

Location of leaks – Meadow Lake Trail & Willow Wood Trail and Ravenrock Road & Robertson Court.  Mainly affecting the Winfield Ponds neighborhood.  Call Public Works at 763-477-4346 if you have questions or concerns.

June 24, 2014 – City Council Regular Meeting



The Crow River has approach major flood levels in Rockford.

The National Weather Service is predicting the Crow River in Rockford to crest sometime on Tuesday.  Currently (4:30pm – 6/24/2014)  the level of the river is 15.05′ and the high level prediction is 15.2′.

The levee is being inspected around the clock by staff and volunteers.  We ask for your safety that everyone stay off the levee and out of the park until further notice.

Once the level reached 14′ we are considered to be at the major flood level.  For reference, in 2011 the high level crest of the river was 13.99′.  Since that flooding event, the City of Rockford made improvements to the levee in 2009, and have established a policy and protocol for handling potential major flood incidents.

As part of this policy and protocol, city staff have secured sandbags to protect the infrastructure in the flood areas.  The City has sandbags available for purchase by people in our community for $.25 per bag.

Staff will continue to monitor the levels on the Crow River and take action as needed.  Feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns you may have.  You can also track the current and projected heights of the river by going to the following website:  http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/river.php?wfo=mpx&wfoid=18747&riverid=204273&pt%5B%5D=142291&allpoints=143225%2C142291&data%5B%5D=all

Flood Preparedness Map 2014


June 12, 2014 – Planning Commission Regular Meeting


2014 Wright County Outstanding Senior Citizen – nominations are due June 23rd

Wright County is looking for a male and a female over 70 years of age and a Minnesota resident who volunteers to help others.

If you know of a Senior Citizen that fits this description fill out the nomination formm that can be found at:  www.wrightcountyfair.org or www.mnstatefair.org

Nominations are due June 23, 2014

Send to:  Nancy Betzler, Wright County Fair Board, 3623 156th Street NW, Clearwater, MN  55320  (320) 558-2431

FLYER – 2014 Wright County Outstanding Senior Citizen