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.