No threat of Mississippi River floods so far

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Associated Press

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 1:29 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A National Weather Service hydrologist says this winter's record snowfalls haven't been widespread enough to create anything more than typical high water farther south on the Mississippi River.

Jeff Graschel (GRASH-uhl) says the river is expected to be at or near flood stage Sunday in Cairo, Ohio, where the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers meet. But he says that's likely to be brief, and effects further south are unlikely so far.

Graschel says heavier snowfall in the Mississippi or Ohio valleys later this year could change things, but there aren't any current climate signals that it's likely.

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