Minor flood stage, but still some major water ...

While the National Weather Service (NWS) river gauge for the Mississippi River in Lansing was the only one in the state of Iowa along the “Mighty Mississippi” to not raise above minor flood stage throughout the first week of April, the pictures above and below still show some pretty major water in the Lansing area Thursday and Friday, April 4-5. Although that NWS gauge seemed to become nonoperational during the latter portion of that week, it had registered just above the minor flood stage of 17 feet before - like other neighboring NWS-gauged areas - the river crested just prior to the weekend, topping out a few inches over that 17-foot mark at Lansing before falling below that 17-foot minor flood stage Monday morning, April 8. A combination of earlier heavy rains and snow melt from the north in Minnesota and Wisconsin contributed to the Mississippi River hitting moderate flood stage as near as McGregor and continuing to major flood stage further downriver at Dubuque and beyond to the south. Photos courtesy of Susan Cantine-Maxson. See these and other recent flood photos from the Lansing area at the Photo Galleries link on this website.

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