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Mississippi River below flood stage in La Crosse, before new snow melts



The river is officially below flood stage in La Crosse.

The weather service reports that the Mississippi was slightly below the 12-foot flood stage for the first time in nearly two weeks. 

It’s not certain yet what effect the weekend snow will have on river levels, but the water is expected to drop to 11 feet by Saturday. 

The river is still above flood stage at Winona, Genoa, and McGregor.  

The heaviest amount of snow measured in La Crosse County was 2 inches in Onalaska. 

Rochester had 9 inches of snow, and 10 inches fell in Wabasha. 

Closer to La Crosse, Mound Prairie in Houston County had 1 inch of snow, and the Tomah area reported one-tenth of an inch.  

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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