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Snow melt creates possible flooding risk in La Crosse area

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - As the snow in the region melts, the threat of flooding is on the rise.

Hydrologists at the National Weather Service say normally mid to late April is the when rivers like the Mississippi River see their highest levels from snow melting.

Due to the relatively dry winter, this late snow shouldn't impact the river levels as much as it could have.  Still, the river stage is something to be watch carefully.

"And since we still have snow of maybe a foot or more, especially in northern Wisconsin, parts of Minnesota, that water is yet to come through.  We're certainly needing to keep an eye on water levels in the area," said Todd Shea of the National Weather Service.

Some of the small creeks and rivers that feed into the Mississippi River may be already seeing increasing levels.


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