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UPDATE: More park areas close in La Crosse because of flooding



The flood of 2023 could be a top-5 flood of all time for most river towns in the La Crosse area.

The National Weather Service says the chance of Prairie du Chien having its second-highest flood ever is close to 90 per cent. Communities north of La Crosse could see a crest any time between Tuesday and Friday.

La Crosse is still expecting a crest of 16.1 feet late Wednesday or early Thursday, but after that, the river could drop to 15.5 feet by Sunday.

Early Monday night, the weather service measured the river stage at 15.7 feet, which tied the third-highest flood on record in La Crosse, in April of 1969. The water would have to rise another seven-tenths of a foot to pass the second-highest crest, from 2001.

More public locations in La Crosse are closed for now, because of flood waters. The park department has announced the temporary closures of the Houska Dog Park, along the riverfront…Veterans Freedom Park, off Clinton Street…and Lueth Park, north of La Crosse Street, near the marsh.

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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  1. Marilyn Starkey

    April 25, 2023 at 8:36 am

    Does this include the area where celebration is located.

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