Flooding update: Buildings, sidewalks start to reopen
The financial impact of the flooding of the Red Cedar River is unknown at this point, Strategic Initiatives Communications Manager Michelle Lavra said via email.
"We have a team working on assessing the damage," Lavra said in the email.
The water level of the Red Cedar River reached a high of 10.28 feet at 9 p.m. on Feb. 22, the sixth highest flooding event on campus, Lavra said.
The water level is receding, it was at 6.92 feet as of 3:30 p.m. Monday.
"We learn from every event such as this," Lavra said. "The Incident Response Team will be conducting a review of the flood. Long-term impacts could consist of replacing equipment, adding new protective measures, developing new processes, etc. We won’t know until the review is complete."
Ten locations on MSU's campus are still affected by flooding, according to an email from Infrastructure Planning and Facilities.
The Alumni Memorial Chapel is open, with sidewalks to the south closed.
Bessey Hall and MSU Bikes is open, with the southernmost outside stairwell closed.
The Eli Broad College of Business and Eppley Center are open with the sidewalks around pavilion construction closed.
The MSU Computer Center has all entrances open except the south one. It was expected to reopen at 6 p.m. on Monday.
The Kresge Art Center is open, but some sidewalks to the south are closed.
The sports facilities in Pentecost Plaza are still closed. These include DeMartin Soccer Stadium, Kobs, Field, McLane Baseball Stadium, Old College Field and Secchia Stadium.
IM Sports-Circle was set to reopen to the public at 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to an email from IPF.
The flood barriers by the Hannah Administration Building and MSU Computer Center will remain in place until "traditional flooding season has passed."
"The goal is to have them down before graduation, but we have to wait and see what the weather does," Lavra said. "Sections of the barriers have already been removed so that pedestrians can move through the area."
View a map of the road and sidewalk closures here.