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Second peak for Mississipp River this month could happen today

Brad Williams

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It’s still possible for the Mississippi River to crest on Wednesday, for the second time in less than a month. 

Overnight, the river has been at around 14.3 feet in La Crosse, and has been falling during the morning, but there’s still a prediction of 14.4 later today. 

That’s a little short of the previous crest which happened the first week of April. 

River-watchers don’t expect the water to go below 14 feet until the weekend. 

The record high in La Crosse was achieved during this week in 1965, at nearly 18 feet…which is 6 feet above 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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