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Mississippi River Dropping Below Flood Stage in Iowa

Mississippi River Dropping Below Flood Stage in Iowa

Created: June 13, 2019 10:14 AM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The Mississippi River is dropping below flood stage along many of Iowa's riverfront cities after nearly three months of record highs caused by melting snow and torrential rain.

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The National Weather Service says the river dropped below flood stage at Guttenberg, Iowa, early Tuesday, and was more than a half-foot under flood stage Thursday morning at one Dubuque gauge. The weather service says the river's been above flood stage in Dubuque for a record 85 days, breaking the old mark of 34 days set in 2011.

The river remains around 2.5 feet above flood stage at Davenport, where floodwaters surged into downtown after a barrier failed April 30.

Missouri River levels also have dropped but are expected to remain high for much of the summer.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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