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Duluth Flood Recovery

On June 19 and 20, 2012, the City incurred significant flood damage to its infrastructure due to an unprecedented rain event. The City has been awarded grants from various sources to repair flood damaged roads, bridges, facilities, parks, and streams. Additional flood damage work estimated to be $1.8 million remains to be completed as of June 1, 2017.



Flood Costs



Flood Funding





Duluth 2012 Flood in the News

Climate Cast: Can cities prepare for extreme weather? (Interview with Mayor Don Ness on MPR News, May 22, 2014)

BWSR issues $4.6 million in flood relief grants (Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, February 28, 2014)

Duluth, NE Minn. counties receive new flood recovery funding (MPR News, February 27, 2014)

Flood-ravaged Duluth, northeast Minnesota, still recovering a year later (, June 21, 2013)

Before and after photos: 2012 flood damage, recovery in Duluth, northeast Minnesota (MPR News, June 19, 2013)

Duluth's flood recovery will involve upgrades to sewers, fish habitat (Star Tribune, June 9, 2013)

Damages and Repairs to Duluth's Stormwater Infrastructure - Story After the Storm (Presentation by Chris Kleist, City of Duluth, February 19, 2013)


Wayne Parson
Chief Financial Officer
City Hall, Room 120
411 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802


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Chief Financial Officer
Wayne Parson
(218) 730-5350

Budget Manager 
Jennifer Carlson
(218) 730-5195

Purchasing Agent 
Amanda Ashbach
(218) 730-5340


City Auditor
 Josh Bailey
(218) 730-5350

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