NWS: Mississippi No Longer Expected to Return to “Major Flood” Depth
The Mississippi River at Dubuque is no longer expected to return to the “major flood” range. An updated river level forecast from the National Weather Service shows the river level remaining mostly steady – and below the 21.5 foot “major flood” threshold – through the coming week. The river level this morning was just shy of 21 feet. It’s expected to stay at around 20.9 feet until early Sunday morning, then rise slightly up to 21.2 feet by Monday evening. The projections have the river level staying at 21.2 through Wednesday, when it will begin to drop. The weather service’s projections do not include any additional snow melt that happens to our north. Parts of southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin received heavy snowfall yesterday. As much as 10 inches of snow fell in some areas.