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Mississippi River may have crested just below 15 feet, could fall to 13 late next week



It looks like the Mississippi River won’t be getting to 15 feet at La Crosse during this current round of flooding.

Weather watchers say the river appears to have crested at 14.94 feet Tuesday and has dropped an inch or two since then.

The latest predictions call for the water to go down to 14.5 by noon Sunday, and then to 14 feet late Monday night. It will, however, remain above 13 feet for most of next week.

On Thursday night, the river stage at La Crosse was 14.8 feet, slightly below the crest of 14.9 reported Wednesday.

The river could fall about 3 feet at Winona, Minn., over the next week, and fall close to 4 feet at Red Wing, Minn.

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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