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Mississippi drops below flood stage at La Crosse, after 3rd-highest flooding on record



The Mississippi has now fallen below flood stage in La Crosse.

As of Sunday evening, the river was down to 11.9 feet, compared to the 12-foot flood stage.

Forecasters say it could take until Friday for the water in La Crosse to drop to 11 feet.

The river remains at flood levels south of La Crosse, at communities such as Genoa and Prairie du Chien. La Crosse’s crest occurred on April 27th, at 15.9 feet, exceeded only by the floods of 1965 and 2001.

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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