Second NWS Flood Outlook brings more bad news

The Turkey River is among several Mississippi River tributaries that could flood this spring. (Outlook file photo)

   The second National Weather Service Spring Flood Outlook brings more potential bad news  for flood-prone areas of northeast Iowa, including those along the Mississippi River.

   The outlook lists that flood risk across northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota and southwest Wisconsin as “above to well-above normal” for the Mississippi River and most of its tributaries.

   “There are many factors playing into the higher than normal risk for flooding this year, including expansive snow cover here and in the headwaters of the Mississippi River, significant river ice in place, frozen ground and higher-than-normal river levels in many locations already ongoing this winter,” NWS representative David Lawrence wrote. 


For more of this story see the March 13 Outlook.