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Lock and Dam in Hastings prepares for flood; forecast is 18.9 feet by the end of the month

Published 03/23/2011, The Hastings Star-Gazette

According to National Weather Service forecasts, the Mississippi River is expected to cross into the major flooding stage about midnight, March 26. As of 6 a.m. March 25, the river was at 13.72 feet. The latest predictions say the river will reach 18.9 feet on March 31. At that height, portions of Lock and Dam Road will be under water, and those who work at the lock and dam will have to use an alternate route to get to work.

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