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Spring Flood Outlook

The overall risk for flooding this spring is ABOVE NORMAL along the mainstem of the Mississippi River.

According to the National Weather Service in La Crosse, the Mississippi tributaries across southeast Minnesota and southwest Wisconsin have NEAR to ABOVE NORMAL chances for flooding this spring.

This information is the second of three planned spring flood and water resources outlooks providing spring snowmelt and flood potential information for this upcoming spring.

A slow and steady snow melt, with little to no additional precipitation will lower the flood risk significantly. Conversely, a fast warm up, coupled with moderate to heavy amounts of rainfall would significantly increase the flood risk.

The final spring flood outlook release will be on Thursday, March 9th.

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