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Flooding concerns linger along upper Mississippi River

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Mississippi River Flooding (Courtesy of WNMT.com)
Mississippi River Flooding (Courtesy of WNMT.com)

UNDATED (WSAU)   Not a single town on the Mississippi River is relaxing, even though most managed to head off flooding as the river was rising in the last few days.

The growing accumulation of snow in the Upper Midwest and a forecast calling for more rain suggest river waters could start rising again. In some locations, the Mississippi is now 10-to-12 feet above flood stage. Just a few weeks ago, the river was so low barge operators were calling for federal help.

The National Weather Service is forecasting significant rain tonight and tomorrow for much of the Midwest.

Though most rivers in the region have crested, they could start rising again.

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