Forecasters Downgrade Mississippi’s Expected Secondary Crest
Forecasters have downgraded the Mississippi River’s expected secondary crest, though the river level will still get back to the “major flood” range. The river was measured at 21 feet at the Dubuque Railroad Bridge this morning. It’s expected to continue to drop through the day today, eventually falling to 20.8 feet. But it will start to rise again tomorrow evening. The current forecast has the Mississippi getting back to the “major flood” stage of 21.5 feet on Tuesday evening. The river then holds at that level as far out as the projections extend.