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Mississippi reaches flood stage in La Crosse

Brad Williams

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The Mississippi reached the 12-foot flood stage Thursday night or early Friday, after a slow rise in the last couple of weeks.

As of 7 am Friday, the river at 12.2 feet. 

Forecasters expect the water to reach 13 feet by Wednesday, with a possible crest by Thursday.  The river also has risen to flood stage in Winona, Trempealeau, and McGregor.

This is the first time since last June that the Mississippi has been above 12 feet in La Crosse.

In 2019, the water stayed above 12 feet on the La Crosse riverfront for a record 40 straight days, from March 26th to May 6th.

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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