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High Mississippi River levels causes flooding in Dubuque area

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EAST DUBUQUE, Ill. (KWWL) -

The heavy rainfall is impacting some area communities with rising river levels.

In combination with melting snow from the north making its way down the Mississippi River, it's leading to flooding for some in the Tri-state area.

The flood waters nearing the home of Chuck Kerstein at the East Dubuque Flats. "It just depends on how many gully washers we get. We get heavy rain and here she comes," he said.

The river is nearly a foot over flood stage, nearing 18 feet in the Dubuque area.

With the heavy rain expected overnight, Kerstein said pretty soon, it'll will be worse. "Yeah, it'll probably be in there by morning or before...just gotta make sure you got everything up."

Other homes in the area dealing with the same situation, flooded yards.

Meanwhile in Dubuque, high river levels caused the city to close Miller Riverview Campground. Over the weekend, campers said they were evacuated. The grounds inundated with water.

Understandably, the conditions a disappointment for some, but Kerstein had an interesting way of dealing with it. "Well, it's like I always say, I don't care where you live, you gotta put up with something," he said.

The campground in Dubuque is closed until further notice. For campers who already had reservations, the city will be giving out refunds.

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