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Dropping rivers ease concerns about early flooding

By AP/St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis – The Mississippi River is cresting at St. Louis, and the Missouri River already has begun to fall. That has eased concerns about early spring flooding. But forecasters say the risk of flooding into the spring remains high.

Cool, damp weather has kept soil saturated. Whether that translates into significant flooding depends on how much it rains, where it rains, and how fast it falls.

National Weather Service meteorologist Ben Miller said it's impossible to predict rain accurately beyond 10 days.

Much of Missouri has a chance for rain or snow this weekend. But next week is expected to be dry.


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