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Minor flooding expected along Mississippi River

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Minor flooding is expected this week in Iowa communities along the Mississippi River.

The National Weather Service says the river is swelling with runoff from heavy rain in southern Wisconsin and northeastern Iowa, plus the runoff from heavy rain this past weekend in eastern Iowa.

Nearly 3 inches were reported at several spots.

The river is expected to crest about a half-foot over minor flood stage at Davenport on Wednesday morning. That could lead to flooding at LeClaire Park. In April floodwater rushed into downtown Davenport when a barrier failed.

The crest at Muscatine is expected to be a foot (30.4 centimeters) above minor flood stage on Thursday morning.

At Burlington, a crest about 8 inches above minor flood stage is expected overnight Thursday into Friday.

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