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After drought conditions carried over from 2023 and minimal impacts from spring snowmelt, a very active weather pattern started in May 2024.  Numerous rounds of thunderstorms, many with excessive rainfall,  pummeled the Upper Midwest, including the headwaters of the Mississippi River.  Many tributaries suffered flooding as well, but the cumulative impact brought water levels into MODERATE FLOODING along the mainstem Mississippi River.

Even though this flood did not set overall record crest levels, it did set record levels for the summer season.

Communities along the Mississippi River suffered numerous high water impacts, including building damage, washouts, erosion, road closures, flooded campgrounds, and loss of summer recreation tourism. Many of the 4th of July events were impacted as well.

30-day rainfall ending July 3, 2024
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