Mississippi River flooding hits McGregor

MCGREGOR — The Mississippi River flowed out of its banks in McGregor last week and was expected to remain at flood stage for several days.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued flood warnings for the area and other low-lying parts of Clayton and Allamakee Counties early last week. The warnings were initially expected to be pulled late in the week but were extended after heavy rain hit the area Thursday night.

Flood stage at McGregor is 16 feet. According to the NWS, the river stage was 18.34 feet Monday at 10:45 a.m. and was expected to rise to near 19 feet by Wednesday at 11 a.m. Residential flooding in McGregor begins at 19 feet, which is also the National Weather Service mark for “moderate” flood stage. Moderate to minor flooding in the area is expected for at least the next week.

Read more in the Wednesday, May 9, 2018 edition of The Outlook.