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Cannon River spills over onto Carleton College

NORTHFIELD — It's a good thing Carleton College students are on spring break because the flooding on campus would complicate getting around.

A news release on the college's website says that warm weather and wet ground caused the Cannon River to overflow, spilling onto the Northfield campus. Water first seeped onto the campus during the weekend, covering portions of practice fields and the arboretum. Officials built sandbag dikes to protect a stadium and gym.

As of Wednesday, water was approaching student housing, and plans were made to relocate students if the buildings flood before they return. Classes resume Monday.

Carleton's campus flooded last September as well, but the current water level is still 3 feet less than what it was then.

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