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Flooding along Missouri, Mississippi rivers

March 26, 2010

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— Minor to moderate flooding was reported Thursday along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and their tributaries, and more rain wasn’t helping.

The National Weather Service for weeks has been issuing flood warnings because of heavy snow melt to the north, saturated ground and rivers that have remained higher than normal through the winter. Parts of the Midwest were expected to get an inch or more of rain Thursday, and another batch of precipitation was forecast for the weekend.

But barring an unforeseen downpour, major flooding was not in the forecast, weather service hydrologist Mark Fuchs said. Mostly minor flooding was occurring from southern Iowa through southern Missouri along the Mississippi River, but few homes or businesses were affected.

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