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River may level off at La Crosse before rising again by weekend

Brad Williams

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The river stage in La Crosse will probably stay above the 12-foot flood level for at least another week. 

The Mississippi is down to 12-and-a-half feet today, falling nearly a foot since Sunday morning. 

Weather service forecasters say the river may settle at about that level for a couple of days before rising again on Friday…and the water could return to almost 13 feet by Tuesday. 

Downriver, in McGregor, the Mississippi could fall in the next 24 hours below the 19 foot level, which is still 3 feet over flood stage.

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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