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Flood warning issued for Mississippi River

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LYNXVILLE (WKOW) - The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Mississippi River from Lynxville, WI southward to Dubuque, IA.

Minor flooding is already occurring on the river's banks near McGregor, Gutenberg and Dubuque. And the Dubuque gauge is forecast to reach moderate flood stage on Friday.

Upstream at the Lynxville gauge, minor flooding is expected to begin Saturday and last until Tuesday, before falling beneath flood stage.

2-3" of heavy rain over the past couple days combined with a melting snow pack north of our region is to blame for the rising waters.

Low-lying areas along the river may be under water by this weekend. Avoid these spots and follow any posted instructions by local officials. 

For updated and more specific flood warning information, click here and then choose a community of interest.

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