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Mississippi very close to flood stage at La Crosse



The Mississippi River is getting close to flood stage in La Crosse, but the water may not actually reach the 12-foot flood level until next week. 

The latest flood report from the National Weather Service says the river level at La Crosse rose to 11.7 feet on Sunday, but could drop to 11.5 feet by Friday or Saturday. 

Twelve feet is possible by Monday afternoon. 

The flood level has been reached already at McGregor, and almost at Trempealeau. 

Meanwhile, a dozen homes have been evacuated on one part of the Trempealeau River, because of late winter flooding. 

High water in the town of Dodge has forced several families to stay at the town hall. 

The river crested at 13.4 feet on Saturday, and it’s now down to 11 feet and could stay at or above that level the rest of this week.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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