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Several rounds of showers and thunderstorms produced 2 to 4 inches of rain across mainly northeast Iowa into southwest Wisconsin on Friday, September 9th, 2016. Normally this might lead to relatively minor flooding, but combined with previous heavy rain, flooding began very quickly and area rivers went back into flood stage.  In some cases rivers were still in flood from the heavy rains of September 6-7th, so this additional rain made matters worse.

Numerous secondary roads in rural parts of northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin had water over them or were damaged.  The Turkey and Upper Iowa Rivers in northeast Iowa quickly went into flood stage, while so did the Kickapoo River in southwest Wisconsin.

Rainfall total from September 9, 2016
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