Lake City, MN (KROC-AM News) - The flooding along the Mississippi River in southeastern Minnesota this year is among the 10 worst on record, but the flood crests ended up being significantly lower than the dire predictions made shortly after the record-setting snowstorms in February and March.

The National Weather Service says the river has now crested at Lake City, Wabasha, and Winona. The peak water levels were slightly lower than predicted just last week and ended up shy of the major flood stage. Lake City saw a crest of just over 17.6 feet which is a little over 2 1/2 feet above flood stage. It is also over 3 feet below the level reached during the record flood of 1965.

The Mississippi at Wabasha also crested about 2 1/2 feet over flood stage and a little over a half foot under major flood stage. At. Winona, the crest was reached this afternoon at about 17.3 feet, or just under 2 1/2 feet over flood stage. The river is expected to remain in the moderate flood stage range into next week.

The river crests at all three locations are expected to be listed as the 7th highest on record.

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