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Mar 25, 2010 4:00 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Some flooding along rivers in Midwest

Minor to moderate flooding continues along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and their tributaries, and added rainfall isn't helping.

National Weather Service hydrologist Mark Fuchs said Thursday that barring an unforeseen downpour, major flooding is not in the forecast.

The Weather Service for weeks has been issuing flood warnings because of heavy snow melt to the north, saturated ground and the fact that rivers have remained higher than normal through the winter.

Mostly minor flooding is occurring from southern Iowa through southern Missouri along the Mississippi River, but few homes or businesses are affected.

The Missouri was flooding in northwest Missouri towns. St. Joseph city spokeswoman Mary Robertson says water was at or near about six homes.

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