Monday, January 31, 2011

Significant Springtime Flooding Likely in the Upper Mississippi River Basin

There are several factors, including existing snowpack, soil saturation levels and anticipated precipitation, that are pointing towards major spring flooding for many of Upper Mississippi River Basin's rivers and streams. This online National Weather Service information resource provides an overview of Upper River Basin springtime stream level outlooks (updated periodically).  You can click on the map tabs on the NWS website to view areas of expected "minor," "moderate," and "major" flooding.

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