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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -
Dubuque closed the flood gates to the Ice Harbor Friday due to the rising Mississippi River.
As of Friday evening, the river was at 16.4 feet, which the National Weather Service calls "action stage." The NWS predicts the river will crest early Sunday around 17.2 feet, putting it in minor flood stage.
To mitigate flood effects, the city is not only closing the Ice Harbor gates, which will cut off the Port of Dubuque Marina from boat traffic, but it's also closing flood gates at Maus Lake and pumping water to maintain the water level behind the gates. City staff members monitor around the clock the pumps at East Fourth Street, near the Shot Tower.
Monday, September 1 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:01:07 GMT
The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building has risen to seven in a northeastern Paris suburb after emergency crews pulled the body of an elderly woman from the rubble.More >>
The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building in a Paris suburb has risen to eight after emergency crews pulled the bodies of a man and a woman from the rubble.More >>
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