Mankato, MN (KROC-AM News)- A home located along a dam in Minnesota that is being overwhelmed by rushing and flooded water has fallen into the river. 

Read More: Officials Fear Southern Minnesota Dam Could Fail Amid High, Rushing Water 

A weekend of excessive rainfall in southern Minnesota led to increasing water levels on the Blue Earth River. 

The swollen river began putting pressure on the Rapidan Dam, which is about 10 miles southwest of Mankato, on Sunday. 


Officials declared the dam was in imminent failure condition on Monday. The river had breached the western side of the structure and was rushing around the dam. 

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WATCH: House Swept Into Rushing River That Overwhelmed Minnesota Dam

The diverted water began eroding the riverbank on the west side of the Blue Earth River. On Tuesday, part of a house built on the western riverbank collapsed and was swept into the rushing river. 

Officials are now monitoring the downstream impacts. No injuries have been reported. 

Blue Earth County Emergency officials held a news conference Tuesday and indicated the water levels on the Blue Earth River peaked on Monday. 

The City of Mankato announced on Tuesday that the river is expected to crest at 29.5 feet, which is 10 feet below the city’s levee system capacity. No mass evacuation orders have been issued.

An evaluation and assessment of the partially busted dam remains ongoing. 

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