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Flood season done in La Crosse for this spring

Brad Williams

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The Mississippi has dropped below the no-wake level in La Crosse, and for now, that means flood season is done. 

Hydrologist John Wetenkamp from the National Weather Service in La Crosse says the high water lasted about three weeks, starting at the end of March.    

A year ago, the river remained above 10 feet in La Crosse for 90 days in a row. 

Wetenkamp says there’s not much snowmelt expected upriver from La Crosse, so the chance of a recurring flood is fairly low, especially because the ground is frost-free and water is unlikely to run off.

However, Wetenkamp says summer flooding depends on how much rain we receive in the coming weeks.

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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