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NWS: Major Floods Continue in Western WI

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WTAQ) - The National Weather Service says major floods continue in parts of western Wisconsin.

The Chippewa River at Durand is expected to crest Monday morning at more than 4 feet above its flood stage – and it’s supposed to fall below the flood level on Thursday.

In La Crosse, the Mississippi River was almost 2 feet above its banks Sunday night at Riverside Park. And it’s supposed to rise a couple more feet Monday before dropping, with moderate floods expected.

Downstream, the Weather Service now predicts moderate flooding instead of minor activity on the Mississippi in Crawford and Grant counties. But the river near Prairie du Chien is not expected to reach its flood stage until Tuesday. The Black River at Galesville was over 3 feet above its banks Sunday.

The Weather Service says major floods are occurring but the river is falling – and it could get below its flood stage by Tuesday. In Black River Falls, only minor floods are still predicted as the river remained a foot-and-a-half above its flood stage Sunday night. It’s expected to get back within its banks Monday morning.

Flood warnings also continue on the Chippewa River at Eau Claire and the Trempealeau River at Dodge, where minor to moderate floods are predicted. A flood warning takes effect Monday night on the Wisconsin River in Muscoda. And a warning was canceled Sunday night on the Eau Claire River at Fall Creek.

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