Greater flood risks along Mississippi River

Greater flood risks along Mississippi River

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the Mississippi River has a higher chance of flooding this spring due to the significant snowpack in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

National Weather Service Hydrologist Mary Lamm says the severity of flooding where there were record low river levels last October depends on how fast and when the northern snowpack melts combined with spring rainfall.

“I don’t think it’s going to be as bad in this area as it will be further north toward St.

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