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UPDATE: River still closing in on 16 foot crest prediction for La Crosse



The Mississippi is expected to crest at an even 16 feet in La Crosse late Wednesday night or early Thursday. It would be only the third time on record that the river has reached 16 feet in La Crosse.

Wednesday afternoon, the river level was up to 15.89 feet, about half a foot below the second-highest crest on record, from 2001.

The river is now expected to drop back down to 15 feet by Sunday, and 14 feet by the middle of next week.

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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