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Mississippi River Flood: April 2001

Aerial Obliques   UMRS Pools 6-9, 12-15   April 18-22, 2001

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On April 18, 2001 the Mississippi River flood crested in La Crosse, Wisconsin 4.1 feet above flood stage; UMESC documented the flooding with a collection of aerial obliques covering portions of Navigation Pools 6-9. On April 24th with water levels approximately 3.5 feet above flood stage UMESC documented continued flooding in portions of Navigation Pools 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 and 15.

Flooding in La Crosse, Wisconsin - April 18,2001
The city of La Crosse, Wisconsin exerienced flooding from the Mississippi River (left), the Black River (upper left) and the La Crosse River (upper right).

UMRS Pools 6-9 (inset)
The red insets in the image above approximate the portions of the Mississippi River for which aerial obliques of the April 2001 flood are available: UMRS Pools 6-9, 12-15. Photos by Larry Robinson, UMESC.

 

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Pool 6 - Winona, Minnesota to Trempealeau, Wisconsin  

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Pool 7 - Trempealeau, Wisconsin to Dresbach, Minnesota  

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Pool 8 - Dresbach, Minnesota to Genoa, Wisconsin  

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Pool 9 - Portions of upper Pool 9 from Genoa, Wisconsin to Lansing, Iowa

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Pools 12-15 - Portions of UMRS Navigation Pools 12-15

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