Major Flooding Expected from Mississippi River at Burlington

A flood warning has been issued for the Mississippi River at Burlington, Iowa due to an ice jam, which is causing water levels to rise. Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecasted to begin this evening and stay at major flood stage until Friday morning.

Current forecast has water levels rising to 18.3 feet by Friday morning, then begin falling. At 18.0 feet, water affects the Burlington Auditorium parking lot. Water also affects Bluff Harbor marina, north shore Marina in Fort Madison, and in Dallas City,  water affects First Street at the ball park.

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Zach Sharpe

My name is Zach Sharpe. I am the president and forecaster for the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. You can find me on Twitter @Stormchaserzach and on Facebook at:

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