Flooding Mississippi River Reaching Peak Levels In Midwest

(Davenport, IA) — The Mississippi River spilling over the banks in parts of the Midwest is expected to peak today. Davenport, Iowa has been especially impacted, with river levels reaching historic levels. The flooding is already in the top ten largest crests on record there. It’s in large part because of northern snow melt, blamed for creating a multi-state mess in Iowa and Illinois, and more. It all comes after heavy snow in Minnesota and Wisconsin melted quickly into spring with a short burst of unseasonably warm temperatures, sending the snow melt downstream.

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