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

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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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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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