The Hastings Gazette, April 15, 1965
Ice created havoc in the Hastings Marina the fore part of the week with the collisions of ice blocks causing “geysers” like the Old Faithful above. By Wednesday, the floodwaters were over the high bank along the north side of the boat harbor, and the large ice blocks were floating past the harbor.
The flood gauge at the U.S. Lock and Dam here Wednesday night showed a water level already four feet over the 1952 crest, and two feet short of the crest expected here Saturday. Dakota County was one of 39 flood-devastated Minnesota counties to be declared a Federal disaster area, eligible for emergency aid, by President Jonson on Sunday.
Local authorities are warning Hastings residents that they should not drink from private wells. Warnings have also been issued to downtown businessmen and residents to cover all floor drains in the event of sewer back-up.