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'Minor' Flood Risk For Eastern Corn Belt

March 22, 2013
By: Julianne Johnston, Pro Farmer Digital Managing Editor

The National Weather Service's (NWS) Spring Flood Risk Outlook says there is potential for exceeding "minor river flood levels" across the middle Mississippi, the smaller tributary streams in the lower Missouri basin and the Ohio River basin. This would include portions of Kansas, Missouri, eastern Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Recent snow and rain events have already produced flooding in this area and the threat for more flooding due to springtime precipitation will continue. This is normal for this region.

Link to 30- and 90-day weather outlook


Meanwhile, the flooding outlook reveals the potential for "major" flooding in the Red River of the North due to the water availability from the current snowpack and yesterday's 30-day precip outlook that calls for above-normal precip across the Dakotas.

Link to NWS's Spring Flooding Risk Outlook


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