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Third flood crest of season set for Tuesday

Brad Williams

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Sometime Tuesday afternoon, the Mississippi River could crest again in La Crosse, about three weeks after the last high-water mark. 

This would be the third crest on La Crosse’s riverfront since April 1.

The river went up about one-tenth of a foot overnight, to 11.3 feet Monday morning. 

The newest prediction for a crest is 11.6 feet, where it could level off for a couple of days. 

Upriver, the Mississippi also continues to rise in Winona, coming closer to the 13-foot flood level. 

La Crosse’s high point of 14.5 feet in early April makes this year’s flood one of the 10 highest on record in the city.  

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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