The Mississippi River in La Crosse officially fell below the 10-foot level on Thursday, which means the emergency slow-no-wake policy along any developed shorelines is no longer in effect.

The emergency markers in the Black River north of Clinton Street will be changed to navigation markers only and left in place in the event of future flooding.

Other permanent slow-no-wake zones still apply, and boaters should be aware of such zones.

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The Mississippi River at La Crosse experienced its longest-duration flooding event in recorded history this year, despite the river not actually reaching a new record stage.

Due to spring snowmelt and several rounds of rain, the river remained above flood stage (12 feet) for more than 40 days, from late March through early May. The previous record was 30 days, set in 2001 between April 12 and May 11.

For more information about the prolonged flooding season in La Crosse, click here.

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