A Mississippi River streak in La Crosse for days under the 10-foot stage just ended.
In records that date back to 1937, the Mississippi at La Crosse just set the fourth-longest stretch under 10 feet at 759 days — from April 20, 2020 to May 18, 2022.
The National Weather Service — La Crosse reported only four other stretches where the Mississippi River remained under 10 feet at La Crosse for a longer time, including just before the record 1965 flood.
The longest period of water below 10 feet lasted nearly 1,700 days — from October of 1986 to June of 1991 — including a major dry spell in the summer of 1988.
The river could crest at 10.7 feet on Tuesday.
As long as the river is over 10 feet, the area in La Crosse will be “Slow no wake.”