Flooding is nothing new to folks who have lived in the Shakopee area for any length of time. Longtime residents are appreciative of today’s Bloomington Ferry Bridge, which replaced a small, two-lane river crossing that flooded almost every year. Folks here are still affected by spring flood waters that often close the County Road 101 bridge in Shakopee and sometimes the Highway 41 bridge between Shakopee and Chaska. When they go under, motorists have to find alternate routes over the Minnesota River, and as commuters know, it is frustrating to say the least. (A new County Road 101 bridge is under construction, which will be heaven-sent).