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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
1001 AM CDT Tue Mar 31 2020

...Flooding possible along The Mississippi River...
For the Mississippi River the following locations are included: Lake
City...Guttenberg Dam 10.

Recent and forecast rainfall, combined with the already moist soil
conditions, is expected to result in rising water levels through this
weekend. Should this forecast rainfall materialize, flooding is
possible in these areas.

Mississippi River at Lake City...The stage this morning was 13.42
feet. Flood stage is 16.0 feet. The river is forecast to rise above
flood stage Sunday morning, and reach 16.30 feet Monday evening. This
would result in Minor flooding, with additional rises expected

Mississippi River at Guttenberg Dam 10...The stage this morning was
13.77 feet. Flood stage is 15.0 feet. The river is forecast to rise
above flood stage Friday morning, and reach 16.10 feet Tuesday
morning. This would result in Minor flooding, with additional rises
expected thereafter.


Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley Nebraska
948 AM CDT Tue Mar 31 2020

...The National Weather Service in Omaha has issued a hydrologic
outlook for potential river flooding...

This Hydrologic Outlook is based on both observed and forecast
precipitation. The rivers may respond differently than indicated...if
actual precipitation is greater or less than expected.

Later statements...possibly warnings...will be issued as additional
information becomes available.

Additional information is available at:

948 AM CDT Tue Mar 31 2020

Outlook information for
  The Missouri River At Rulo.
* At  9:30 AM Tuesday the stage was 16.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* No flooding is occurring and minor flooding is possible.
* Forecast...flood stage may be reached early tomorrow afternoon. The
  river may then rise to 17.2 feet early Thursday morning.




858 PM CDT Mon Mar 30 2020


The recent mild weather has melted most of the snow across the
James River Valley, but cooler weather is now expected to arrive
midweek. The cool pattern will bring unsettled weather with rain
and snow across the region. Precipitation amounts from a quarter
of an inch to as much as an inch are possible Wednesday night into
Thursday. Since some of this will fall as snow, rapid runoff of
the precipitation is not likely.

The Pipestem and James rivers are still expected to crest below
minor flood stage Tuesday into Wednesday of this week. This will
be followed by falling river levels into the weekend. The added
precipitation could slow this fall, or even prolong the crest.

The worst case scenario would be all of the precipitation falling
as rain in a short period of time, which could push river levels
close to minor flood stage at Lamoure. However, this is not
considered likely at this time.

Those with river concerns should continue to monitor the latest
stages and forecasts.


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