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Minor flooding on the Mississippi; rain a worry

May 12, 2014 -- 11:51am


The Mississippi River is creeping up again, flooding some low-lying roads and agricultural land in parts of Iowa, Illinois and Missouri. Flood watchers say it's all typical spring flooding, but with rain in the forecast, they're not taking anything for granted.  National Weather Service meteorologist Mark Fuchs says the next week is expected to be a wet one. He says it's too early to know what impact the rain will have on the river. The National Weather Service says the Mississippi River is generally a foot or two above technical flood stage from southern Iowa south to near St. Louis. The river is well within its banks from St. Louis and south.

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